marrowbone [mar-oh-bohn] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN a bone containing edible marrow. marrowbones, Facetious. the knees. Liberaldictionary.com
Origin of marrowbone Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at marrow1, bone Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for marrowbones Historical Examples of marrowbones
O, madam, down upon your knees, your marrowbones——he’s one of them.
It consisted of a large platter of dried meat, reindeer tongues (considered a great delicacy), and marrowbones.
We took as usual its tongue, marrowbones, and loins, and left the rest to those that came after us.
The Cleaver seems also to be in compliment to this profession, as well as the Marrowbones and Cleaver.
The town might follow us to church with a serenade of marrowbones and cleavers, as they do the butchers.
- a bone containing edible marrow
- (as modifier)marrowbone jelly
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