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  • noun Plural form of thighbone.


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  • Leaves them hanging like obscene flowers, long slender thighbones and delicate fingers.

    Valentines, part the first

  • Draw your thighbones back by taking the hips up and back.

    Sara Avant Stover: Everyday Yoga: Walk The "Dog" At Your Desk

  • Beyond it they came quickly to other bones: skulls and ribs and thighbones, and others not so easily identified.

    Reiffeins Choice

  • But her face, oval and dark-eyed, delicious in lip and nose, and a little sad in repose, constantly blurred the outlines of maxillae, thighbones, and the other interesting phenomena of his job.

    Maid in Waiting

  • Perhaps this was because legends of the Old Country monarchs who wore crowns carved from skulls and wielded scepters worked from human thighbones remained fresh — real enough to raise thrills of terror when some old grand could say, "It was in my own grandmother's day that this was so," and be right.

    Through Wolfs Eyes

  • Here, the third face of the funeral chapel held a statue of the Sister in all her majesty as Queen of the Underworld: snake-headed scepter, skirt of thighbones, and necklace of human skulls.

    Lord of the Isles

  • The walls were made of petrified thighbones, each of them the diameter of a fruit tree's trunk.

    Lord of the Isles

  • Two were supposed to have been formed from the thighbones of Kina herself, taken after she had been tricked into endless sleep.

    Dreams of Steel

  • But mainly ... during a millennium, thighbones wrapped in fat and cast on the flames grew bloody tedious.

    The Unicorn Trade

  • Sometimes two spoke to different effect while the others played flutes they had carved of thighbones, or the three-stringed rebec that shrieks like a man.

    The Shadow of the Torturer


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