Cuttle-bone

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cuttle-bone the internal shell or bone of the cuttle-fish, used for making tooth-powder and for polishing the softer metals
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cudele.

Usage

In literature:

In the bed of the creek as well as on its banks, the back bones of cuttle-fish were numerous.
"Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia" by Ludwig Leichhardt
The "bone" of the Cuttle-fish now claims attention.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
Cuttle-bone is not bone, but a structure of pure chalk imbedded loosely in the substance of a species of cuttlefish.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
The aluminium is carefully cleaned by rubbing with a cuttle bone, or fine sand, and strong warm potash.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
The commercial term for the sepia, or cuttle-fish bones.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Get him some scraped cuttle-fish bone, if he will eat it, and rub on a little vaseline, and on a bright day get him to bathe.
"Little Folks (November 1884)" by Various
Cuttle bone furnishes them with salt and lime.
"Our Domestic Birds" by John H. Robinson
The "cuttle-bone" is an autographic record, indubitably genuine, of the Cuttlefish's history.
"Omphalos" by Philip Henry Gosse
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