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A cemetery:‘it was a seventeenth-century boneyard, the oldest in the city’figurative ‘his plate was a boneyard of sandwich crusts’
- ‘And in Strut, two vicious-looking dogs occupy a vague terrain in which a pair of skulls suggest a boneyard where the dogs have eaten their fill.’
- ‘This sense of boyish innocence and hope helps define The Devil's Backbone as something more than just your average trip to the boneyard.’
- ‘So the parent company decided last week to fill the last orders and send Reel.com to the Web boneyard.’
- ‘But it's Thornley's fast and loose definition of celebrity that makes his boneyard Baedeker such a quirky read.’
- ‘They are particularly keen on the Necropolis, the old boneyard that sprawls across the boundary between city centre and east end.’
- ‘The actual nuts and bolts of the implementation must rest with agencies that own or support a product, from concept to boneyard.’
- ‘Soon we were speeding across the near-shore shoal, a shallow boneyard of rocks and coral heads.’
- ‘The woman and I walked down the road between the boneyard and the nuthouse this morning and headed into the garden allotments.’
- ‘John Knox stares stonily down at me from his plinth at the top of the boneyard.’
- ‘There's a whole craft industry based on vehicles for transferring corpses from the chapel to the boneyard.’
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