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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.
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.
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 vegetationPsilophyton, Sigillaria, Calamite, etc. the oldest terrestrial flora of which any abundant records have yet been found in Europe.
There is bone furniture, a dog made of bone and a bone-covered counter top.
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.
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.
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.
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