from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The bone or bones of the knee; the kneecap.
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With this relic, and with the arm of St. Vincent of Ferrara, and the knee-bone of St. Sebastian, he daily rubbed his sores, keeping the sacred talismans ever in his sight on the altar, which was not far from his bed.
There were nutmegs and other spices, ginger, sugar cane, bamboo, and the knee-bone palm, preserved in the most exquisite manner.
The town was surrounded by a strong stockade made of the trunks of the knee-bone palm, a wood superior in durability to any known.
Upon which I bid him lie still, and charging my biggest gun with two slugs, and a good charge of powder, I took the best aim I could to shoot him through the head, but his leg lying over his nose, the slug broke his knee-bone.
“I went to see a priest who has a diseased knee-bone, and to whom the Duchesse d’Angouleme did me the honor to recommend me,” said Desplein.
You know, the knee-bone’s connected to the leg bone.