Bone-black

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Bone-black the remains when bones are heated in a close vessel
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bán, Ger. bein.

Usage

In literature:

The coarse black hair, prominent cheek-bones, and low foreheads, reveal an Indian alliance.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
The Jolly Roger, consisting of a human skull and two crossed thigh-bones, was generally portrayed in black and white.
"The Pirates' Who's Who" by Philip Gosse
Between the hummocks was a slimy, black ooze that covered the bones of more than one unfortunate animal.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Make tiny high eyebrows of this black paint and paint round black circles on cheek bones.
"The White Christmas and other Merry Christmas Plays" by Walter Ben Hare
Are lampblack and bone black allotropic forms of carbon?
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
That evening Mrs Bones returned without her husband, but with an additional black eye, and other signs of bad treatment.
"Post Haste" by R.M. Ballantyne
As to that, however, Mr. Bones had not told Mary how much he and Mr. Black had done to protect her from intrusion.
"Crowded Out o' Crofield" by William O. Stoddard
They were of a reddish-brown color, and had high cheek bones, small black eyes, and straight black hair.
"Discoverers and Explorers" by Edward R. Shaw
A black death on your bones.
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
Before each of the players there was a little pile of fish bones, black with much handling.
"When the Sleepers Woke" by Arthur Leo Zagat
Then the novice meets a pale man with very black eyes, and so thin that he is only skin and bones.
"The Phantom World" by Augustin Calmet
These bones are generally embedded in a black mud, at a depth of about a dozen feet below the surface of the creek.
"Charles Lyell and Modern Geology" by Thomas George Bonney
The filtrate was evaporated to dryness, the residue taken up in water and filtered through bone-black.
"Some Constituents of the Poison Ivy Plant: (Rhus Toxicodendron)" by William Anderson Syme
The cheek-bones were prominent, and the black eyes sunken in their orbits.
"The Life of Bret Harte" by Henry Childs Merwin
Inside were two black feathers, the wing of a bird, herbs which Penny could not identify, a bit of bone, and a small amount of damp earth.
"Whispering Walls" by Mildred A. Wirt
They were found at a depth of thirty feet from the surface, and the human bone had the same black color which characterized the others.
"A Manual of the Antiquity of Man" by J. P. MacLean
Not only was it black and dark by this time, but the north wind blew intolerably, and our very bones seemed shrunken.
"The Great White Army" by Max Pemberton
At the base was a great black swamp partly whitened with bones of dead men.
"Tales from Tennyson" by Molly K. Bellew
There were some ragged clothes in the bottom of it, partly covering bones, and among the rags was a globe of black hair.
"The Sea and the Jungle" by H. M. Tomlinson
My bones have ached so, I'd have given any man a black eye that said there was only two hundred of 'em.
"Wheat and Huckleberries" by Charlotte Marion (White) Vaile
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In poetry:

His Sword was gone; the Goatherd Swain
Seem'd guilty, past recalling:
The BARON now his life demands
Where the tall Gibbet skirts the lands
With black'ning bones appalling!
"Golfre, Gothic Swiss Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson
All night they marched, the infantrymen under pack,
But the hands gripping the rifles were naked bone
And the hollow pits of the eyes stared, vacant and black,
When the moonlight shone.
"1936" by Stephen Vincent Benet
But faster move the days than birds in flight!
Black loom the trees in Scutari; unnumbered
The tombs they shade, their marble shapes as white
As bones bleached by the rays of many summers.
"Istanbul" by Ivan Bunin
A black van comes to Lettermore;
The horses stumble on the stones,
The drivers curse,--for it is hard
To cross the hills from Oughterard
And cart the sick from Lettermore:
A stinking load of rags and bones.
"Lettermore" by Francis Brett Young
A blue sky out of the Oresteia
Arches above us. O father, all by yourself
You are pithy and historical as the Roman Forum.
I open my lunch on a hill of black cypress.
Your fluted bones and acanthine hair are littered
"The Colossus" by Sylvia Plath
I say again, It is my Lady's birthday
which must be honoured, for her high black hair
but not for that alone:
for every word she utters everywhere
shows her good soul, as true as a healed bone,—
being part of what I meant to say.
"Dream Song 112: My framework is broken, I am coming to an end" by John Berryman

In news:

Yet, Migaloo the Black Lab is believed by her guardians to be the first dog who has been specifically trained to find buried human bones at archaeological sites.
Julien Leparoux, who was unseated by Diva Delite in this evening's Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, has no broken bones after being examined at Sinai Hospital, according to his friend Fanny Salmon.
Drop / Bone Black companies.
For Pork Chops- 2 tablespoons canola oil 4 double cut bone in pork chops Kosher salt and black pepper to taste 1 cup apple cider 2 tablespoons truffle honey ¼ cup unsalted butter.
1 Jar 7.75 oz Slimm & Nunne Maple Peppercorn Mustard from the Mount Horeb Mustard Museum 2 Tablespoons fresh chopped Rosemary 1 Tablespoon Kosher salt 1 Teaspoon ground black pepper 1 6# leg of lamb with bone in.
White, green, red, brown, black, ocean blue, sand, honey yellow, bone and sunset orange.
Hsiao-Mei Wiedmeyer carries a tray of black-bone chicken stewed with wild yam and goji berries to serve after Arthur Du and his son, Brendan, finished preparing the soup Nov 12.
Short ribs , bone in, English style Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
Truckin Tough Dog Bone Wrenches Black And Decker Ready Wrench.
Truckin Tough Dog Bone Wrenches Black And Decker Ratcheting Ready Wrench.
4 bone-in pork chops with loin 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 sprigs fresh thyme, stripped from stems 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons honey 4 tablespoons unsalted butter.
NATIONAL NEWS (CNN) — Make no bones about it, dinosaur remains are worth a pretty penny on the black market .
NATIONAL NEWS (CNN) — Make no bones about it, dinosaur remains are worth a pretty penny on the black market.
Customs officials seized a dinosaur skull from a Wyoming home as part of an ongoing investigation into a one-man black market for dinosaur bones .
Dustin Lance Black's, for example, which showed that it is actually possible to look attractive while getting boned by an un-famous stranger.
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