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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In geology, any stratum of rock which is largely made up of fragments of bones, or in which bones and teeth occur in such quantity as to be conspicuous.

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Examples

  • The jaws are greatly elongated -- so as to give a beak-like form in all -- but this region is specially long and narrow in the "beaked whales" known to zoologists by the name Ziphius, in which it consists of a solid piece of ivory-like bone, which we find in a fossil state in the bone-bed of the Suffolk Crag.

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  • And as we found in the Thallogens of that littoral zone over which we have just passed, representatives of the marine flora of the Silurian System, from the first appearance of organisms in its nether beds, to its bone-bed of the

    The Testimony of the Rocks or, Geology in Its Bearings on the Two Theologies, Natural and Revealed

  • His excavations and studies led to later large-scale search for dinosaur remains in the bone-bed.

    India eNews

  • The discovery has been made the famous Pipestone Creek bone-bed near the town of Grande Prairie in Alberta province.

    The Times of India

  • The discovery has been made the famous Pipestone Creek bone-bed near the town of Grande Prairie in Alberta province.

    India eNews

  • He said the bone-bed site contains an abundance of fossils from young and old dinosaurs which will help researchers decipher individual growth patterns.

    India eNews

  • His excavations and studies led to later large-scale search for dinosaur remains in the bone-bed.

    The Times of India

  • The discovery has been made the famous Pipestone Creek bone-bed near the town of Grande Prairie in Alberta province.

    India eNews

  • He said the bone-bed site contains an abundance of fossils from young and old dinosaurs which will help researchers decipher individual growth patterns.

    The Times of India

  • His excavations and studies led to later large-scale search for dinosaur remains in the bone-bed.

    India eNews

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