from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In mining, the ore of zinc, chiefly the silicate, which occurs, mixed with lead ore, in the mines of the upper Mississippi lead region.
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Here is Prophet Ezekiel's dry-bone encounter and action plan:
The preparation of beer and ale for home consumption would very likely find little favor in the "dry-bone" spirit of the present, much less would the refining of wines and other spirituous liquors of high alcohol content meet with approbation.
"They call it a 'takin,'" said he; "and if I did not think they were above jokes in such a dry-bone establishment, I should say in the language of my native country, that it is a 'tak' in, 'for it does not look natural at all."
Let quiddities alone, they are dry-bone vampires, that drain you of your blood without growing fatter themselves. "
These are the secret memoirs of times past; whose evidence, at last divulged, gives the grim lie to Mohi's gossipings, and makes a rattling among the dry-bone relics of old Maramma. "