Plate bone

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Plate bone the shoulder blade, or scapula.
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Usage

In literature:

Plate CXIV gives a general idea of some of the forms of worked bone which were obtained.
"Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895" by Jesse Walter Fewkes
Where Loki had eaten, the bones were left on the plates.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
And there comes Betty with a whole plateful of bones in her hand!
"The Nursery, August 1873, Vol. XIV. No. 2" by Various
It was the same plate with the big green fig leaves; the same knife and fork with the white bone handles.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
The bones on his plate looked as if a dog had been at them for a week.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
The fork is also used to convey back to the plate bits of bone or other substances unfit to swallow.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
They are formed of two plates, or tablets of bony matter, united by a porous portion of bone.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Rounded plates of bone form the head, and a pile of bony rings makes up the backbone.
"Applied Physiology" by Frank Overton
Take a pound of beef free from skin, bone, etc., put into a sausage machine, and get it mashed up; put on a plate, pepper it slightly.
"The Curry Cook's Assistant" by Daniel Santiagoe
Time and again they came to the table to have their plates refilled, until all that remained of the chicken was a few bones.
"The Wishing Well" by Mildred A. Wirt
Try out chop bones and other meat taken from the plates for soap fat.
"The Century Cook Book" by Mary Ronald
In Rhamphorhynchus the connexion between these two thickened bars is made by a thin plate of bone.
"Dragons of the Air" by H. G. Seeley
Put up your napkin like this, and land the said bone on your plate.
"Martine's Hand-book of Etiquette, and Guide to True Politeness" by Arthur Martine
The ischium forms a plate of bone which, in part, closes the external portion of the cavity of the pelvis.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer
For the first time I surprised her muttering a grace over the bone on her plate.
"Memoirs of a Midget" by Walter de la Mare
Put up your napkin like this, and land the said bone on your plate.
"The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness" by Cecil B. Hartley
The bones of the cranium are not so arched as in the Right Whales, and as a consequence the plates of baleen are shorter.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
But I have represented the bones of the upper jaw, Plate I., Fig.
"Man's Place in Nature and Other Essays" by Thomas Henry Huxley
Well, I will take just a bone, and a good plateful of salad, and the rest of that melon.
"A Rich Man's Relatives (Vol. 3 of 3)" by Robert Cleland
When I come to lay the meat out on a plate and divide it up, there ain't nothing to it but bones.
"Hungry Hearts" by Anzia Yezierska
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In poetry:

I'm the ghost of that poor gobbler
Who used to be so great,
They took my poor, neglected bones
And piled them on a plate.
Reader, shed a kindly tear
For my unhappy fate.
"My Life And Death" by Edwin Carty Ranck
Were that enough, bone, blood, and sinew,
The twisted brain, the fair-formed loin,
Groping for matter under the dog's plate,
Man should be cured of distemper.
For all there is to give I offer:
Crumbs, barn, and halter.
"Out Of The Sighs" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

There was a seven-inch bone sticking out of the Fred Flintstone rib eye on the plate in front of me.
Designed for medical manufacturers, the machine is suited for applications such as orthopedic devices, bone plates, hip sockets and surgical instruments made o.
In a food auction on a recent "Survivor" episode, Carter Williams won a tasty plate of veal shank bones proferred by host Jeff Probst.
X-rays on Hill 's left foot and leg showed no broken bones and an MRI revealed a bruise around the plate in the lower leg.
Howard Rosen, a New York orthopedic surgeon who helped introduce the technique of mending broken bones with metal plates to American operating rooms, died on Sunday at Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Be careful weaving through the piles of delicate antique plates stacked inside, where you'll find a mostly used (but carefully curated) stash of English bone china, dessert wineglasses, and teacups for every time of day.
Use biodegradable plates, cups and utensils for your next dinner party, accent your living room with pillows made from reclaimed seat belts, or give your dog a Recycle Bone.
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