from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A cemetery.
- n. A place where the bones of wild animals accumulate.
- n. A place where refuse, especially discarded cars, accumulates or is kept.
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- n. A graveyard.
- n. In the game of dominoes, the pile of upside-down, as-yet-unused pieces.
“This is what we call the boneyard,” Jorge said pleasantly.
Her father takes Claire to practice in the Mexican Catholic cemetery, a ratty sandpile decorated with faded plastic flowers and clacking pinwheels, colorful santos and candles, a place her father calls the boneyard.
Digs have been going on around the so-called boneyard field for the last 15 years.
It had been dubbed the boneyard by local surfers after the storm because of a tendency to sustain cuts and bruises when wading through, said Lynn Yates, Surfside Local Surfers Alliance president.
For the part of the inventory that most urgently needs immediate expansion, the A-10 and the close support mission, hundreds of airframes now sitting in the "boneyard" can and should be refurbished -- at extraordinarily modest cost.
At the Historic Aerials website, you can find images of the aircraft "boneyard" at Davis-Monthan AFB in 1958.
A dusty "boneyard" contains thousands of rusting armored vehicles that the Soviet military left behind when it withdrew.
Chatiller does all repairs in-house, finding parts in the "boneyard," an entire floor of antiquated gear used for components.
“We’ve got something called the boneyard, and any troublemaker who goes through it comes out as harmless as a little lamb.”
We’ve got something called the boneyard, and any troublemaker who goes through it comes out as harmless as a little lamb.