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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bone \Bone\ (b[=o]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Boned (b[=o]nd); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Boning.]
     1. To withdraw bones from the flesh of, as in cookery. "To
        bone a turkey." --Soyer.
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     2. To put whalebone into; as, to bone stays. --Ash.
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     3. To fertilize with bone.
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     4. To steal; to take possession of. [Slang]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bone \Bone\, v. t. [F. bornoyer to look at with one eye, to
     sight, fr. borgne one-eyed.]
     To sight along an object or set of objects, to see if it or
     they be level or in line, as in carpentry, masonry, and
     surveying. --Knight.
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           Joiners, etc., bone their work with two straight edges.
                                                    --W. M.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bone \Bone\ (b[=o]n; 110), n. [OE. bon, ban, AS. b[=a]n; akin to
     Icel. bein, Sw. ben, Dan. & D. been, G. bein bone, leg; cf.
     Icel. beinn straight.]
     1. (Anat.) The hard, calcified tissue of the skeleton of
        vertebrate animals, consisting very largely of calcium
        carbonate, calcium phosphate, and gelatine; as, blood and
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     Note: Even in the hardest parts of bone there are many minute
           cavities containing living matter and connected by
           minute canals, some of which connect with larger canals
           through which blood vessels ramify.
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     2. One of the pieces or parts of an animal skeleton; as, a
        rib or a thigh bone; a bone of the arm or leg; also, any
        fragment of bony substance. (pl.) The frame or skeleton of
        the body.
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     3. Anything made of bone, as a bobbin for weaving bone lace.
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     4. pl. Two or four pieces of bone held between the fingers
        and struck together to make a kind of music.
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     5. pl. Dice.
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     6. Whalebone; hence, a piece of whalebone or of steel for a
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     7. Fig.: The framework of anything.
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     A bone of contention, a subject of contention or dispute.
     A bone to pick, something to investigate, or to busy one's
        self about; a dispute to be settled (with some one).
     Bone ash, the residue from calcined bones; -- used for
        making cupels, and for cleaning jewelry.
     Bone black (Chem.), the black, carbonaceous substance into
        which bones are converted by calcination in close vessels;
        -- called also animal charcoal. It is used as a
        decolorizing material in filtering sirups, extracts, etc.,
        and as a black pigment. See Ivory black, under Black.
     Bone cave, a cave in which are found bones of extinct or
        recent animals, mingled sometimes with the works and bones
        of man. --Am. Cyc.
     Bone dust, ground or pulverized bones, used as a
     Bone earth (Chem.), the earthy residuum after the
        calcination of bone, consisting chiefly of phosphate of
     Bone lace, a lace made of linen thread, so called because
        woven with bobbins of bone.
     Bone oil, an oil obtained by heating bones (as in the
        manufacture of bone black), and remarkable for containing
        the nitrogenous bases, pyridine and quinoline, and their
        derivatives; -- also called Dippel's oil.
     Bone setter. Same as Bonesetter. See in the Vocabulary.
     Bone shark (Zool.), the basking shark.
     Bone spavin. See under Spavin.
     Bone turquoise, fossil bone or tooth of a delicate blue
        color, sometimes used as an imitation of true turquoise.
     Bone whale (Zool.), a right whale.
     To be upon the bones of, to attack. [Obs.]
     To make no bones, to make no scruple; not to hesitate.
     To pick a bone with, to quarrel with, as dogs quarrel over
        a bone; to settle a disagreement. [Colloq.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: consisting of or made up of bone; "a bony substance";
             "the bony framework of the body"
      n 1: rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of
           vertebrates [syn: bone, os]
      2: the porous calcified substance from which bones are made
         [syn: bone, osseous tissue]
      3: a shade of white the color of bleached bones [syn: bone,
         ivory, pearl, off-white]
      v 1: study intensively, as before an exam; "I had to bone up on
           my Latin verbs before the final exam" [syn: cram, grind
           away, drum, bone up, swot, get up, mug up, swot
           up, bone]
      2: remove the bones from; "bone the turkey before roasting it"
         [syn: bone, debone]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  122 Moby Thesaurus words for "bone":
     adamant, aitchbone, anklebone, anvil, backbone, bill, biscuit,
     bony, breastbone, brick, buck, calcaneus, cannon bone, carpal,
     cartilage, cement, chine, clavicle, coccyx, collarbone, con,
     concrete, contemplate, cracker, cranium, cubes, cuboid, diamond,
     dice, dig, drill, dust, elucubrate, examine, fibula, fish, flint,
     frogskin, funny bone, go over, granite, grind, hammer,
     heart of oak, hyoid bone, incus, iron, ivory, jawbone, kneecap,
     ligament, lucubrate, malleus, mandible, marble, maxilla, maxillary,
     metacarpal, metatarsal, mummy, nails, nasal bone, oak,
     occipital bone, osseous, ossicle, ossicular, ossiferous, ossified,
     osteal, parchment, patella, pelvis, peruse, phalanges, phalanx,
     plunge into, pore over, practice, pubis, rachidial, rachis, radius,
     read, regard studiously, restudy, review, rib, rock, sacrum,
     scaphoid, scapula, sesamoid bones, shinbone, shoulder blade, skin,
     skull, smacker, sphenoid, spinal column, spine, stapes, steel,
     sternum, stick, stirrup, stone, study, swot, talus, tarsus,
     temporal bone, tendon, thighbone, ulna, vertebra, vertebral column,
     vet, wade through, wishbone, wristbone, zygomatic bone

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