Coffin bone

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Coffin bone the foot bone of the horse and allied animals, inclosed within the hoof, and corresponding to the third phalanx of the middle finger, or toe, of most mammals.
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Usage

In literature:

Upon my mouldering bones there descended the coffin of Una.
"The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 4 (of 5) of the Raven Edition" by Edgar Allan Poe
It was a coffin with bones inside.
"War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
The bones were neatly coffined, and were sent to Richmond to be buried beside those of the faithful Miss Randolph.
"Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Complete" by Charles M. Skinner
Have I not found "Dear Clarendon" often enough in the same packet with cross-bones and a coffin.
"Lord Kilgobbin" by Charles Lever
Did we not sleep with revolvers under our pillows, and dream of cross-bones and coffins?
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 14, July 2, 1870" by Various
The two coffin bones to each foot.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
The coronet is a short, cube-shaped bone, set between the large pastern and coffin bone, in the same oblique direction.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
It is an ancient coffin from the abbey that stood here; Perchance it holds an abbot's bones, perchance those of a frere.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
That is not a coffin, neither are these a skull and cross-bones.
"Germany, Bohemia, and Hungary, Visited in 1837. Vol. II" by G. R. Gleig
Not a bone was left of Cheops, either in the stone coffin, or in the vault, when Shaw entered the gloomy chamber.
"On the Portraits of English Authors on Gardening," by Samuel Felton
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In news:

Stooped under a coffin-shaped sculpture that hangs from the ceiling, Terrance Graven lifts up a bone-handled knife.
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