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 for Merrythought
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Merrythought \Mer"ry*thought`\, n.
     The forked bone of a fowl's breast; -- called also
     wishbone. See Furculum.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: It is a sportive custom for two persons to break this
           bone by pulling the ends apart to see who will get the
           longer piece, the securing of which is regarded as a
           lucky omen, signifying that the person holding it will
           obtain the gratification of some secret wish.
           [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wishbone \Wish"bone`\, n.
     The forked bone in front of the breastbone in birds; --
     called also merrythought, and wishing bone. See
     Merrythought, and Furculum.
     [1913 Webster]

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