from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any bone of the hind limb of a vertebrate.


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  • One dissociated canid leg-bone up by the golf course, couldn't tell if it came from a coyote, fox, or dog.

    Somebody stole the river again

  • So I sprang up and seizing the leg-bone aforesaid, made for the noise.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then I took the leg-bone of a dead man and, going up to the woman, smote her on the crown of the head; and she cried one cry and fell down in a swoon.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Geezzz… we ripped on Nicky Hilton earlier in the week, and that was before she had that leg-bone lipo:

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  • Obesity can have serious health consequences in young children, such as stunted hip and leg-bone growth, says David Ludwig, director of the Optimal Weight for Life Clinic at Children's Hospital Boston.

    The War on Obesity

  • This level of my life is like a broken leg-bone that has never quite set because I have to keep putting weight on it.

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  • After watching for a while, Ayla felt sure the woman who was playing the leg-bone instrument was using the pattern of stripes as a guide to where she should strike to produce the tone she wanted.

    The Mammoth Hunters

  • "The piece needs balance as well as harmony," the woman who played the leg-bone instrument was saying.

    The Mammoth Hunters

  • "I think wrapping a piece of leather around this striker might work," Tharie said, volunteering her leg-bone instrument.

    The Mammoth Hunters

  • Then Deegie hit the leg-bone instrument in a few places until Ayla indicated the sound was right.

    The Mammoth Hunters


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