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  • adj. (of animals) armored with bone


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  • Dougal stopped and rubbed the stubble on his chin as he scanned the bone-covered passage before him.

    Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon

  • And within, Astrid faces other, unexpected threats: from crumbling, bone-covered walls that vibrate with a terrible power to the hidden agendas of her fellow hunters to – perhaps most dangerously of all – her growing attraction to a handsome art student… and a relationship that could jeopardize everything.

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  • These lakes abounded in bone-covered fishes of strange and now long-extinct types, while the land around was clothed with a club moss and reed-like vegetation—Psilophyton, Sigillaria, Calamite, etc. —the oldest terrestrial flora of which any abundant records have yet been found in Europe.

    Geographical Evolution

  • There is bone furniture, a dog made of bone and a bone-covered counter top. NBC-St. Louis Education

  • After a lunch stop on a bone-covered gravel beach, we made the three-kilometre crossing to Carmen Island, the largest island in the park and our base for the night.

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  • Dougal glanced up at the bone-covered ceiling and reminded himself there had to be some stone and earth up there somewhere behind the remains—that they weren’t just moving through a tunnel carved out of a mountain of bones.

    Guild Wars: Ghosts of Ascalon

  • When the time comes I will describe that wondrous moonlit night upon the great lake when a young ichthyosaurus -- a strange creature, half seal, half fish, to look at, with bone-covered eyes on each side of his snout, and a third eye fixed upon the top of his head -- was entangled in an Indian net, and nearly upset our canoe before we towed it ashore; the same night that a green water-snake shot out from the rushes and carried off in its coils the steersman of Challenger's canoe.

    The Lost World

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