One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A bone containing edible marrow.
- ‘The other soup, Kapusniak, was made from sauerkraut cooked in water with marrowbones, pork meat and pork sausages, carrots, knob celery, parsley roots and onions.’
- ‘Cook the marrowbone for 15 minutes in boiling salted water.’
- ‘Sometimes she wangled a large marrowbone to cook with our meat ration and lots of vegetables, this lasted a couple of days.’
- ‘Trotters with marrowbone is another St John-style dish.’
- ‘Marrow rich bone thus would have wound up in cooking pots, and after the marrow was consumed the marrowbones were discarded on site, ultimately ending up in the zooarchaeological samples recovered.’
- 1.1marrowboneshumorous, dated The knees.
- ‘My belief is that only for him she'd give up the battle, and be down on her marrowbones asking for mercy.’
- ‘At these speeches my tender-hearted host fell down on his marrowbones, meaning indeed to entreat his audience to be good to him.’
- ‘Tom sat in armchair and leaned on his hands, putting elbows on his marrowbones, he wanted to hear everything.’
- ‘The Admiral, now on his marrowbones, immediately gave in, to prevent, as he said, the unnecessary effusion of blood.’
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