from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ornithology, the os transversale or pessulus of the syrinx. Coues. See pessulus.
- n. plural The representation of two bones, generally thigh-bones, crossed like the letter X, and usually accompanied by a skull. See skull and cross-bones, under skull.
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Jolly Rogers, named for the skull and cross-bone symbol of bygone pirates, is being marketed by the Velcro Kids Company as part of a play set that allows children to assemble castles or ships and imagine themselves aboard.
We can see this better from the ambulatory, also the curious skull and cross-bone ornament which is all that is left of the tomb of Anne of Cleves, Henry