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Synonyms for bones

Noun

1. bones, castanets, clappers, finger cymbals, percussion instrument, percussive instrument
usage: a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance

Noun

1. bones, castanets, clappers, finger cymbals, percussion instrument, percussive instrument
usage: rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
2. bone, os, connective tissue
usage: the porous calcified substance from which bones are made
3. bone, osseous tissue, animal material
usage: a shade of white the color of bleached bones

Verb

1. cram, grind away, drum, bone up, swot, get up, mug up, swot up, bone, study, hit the books
usage: study intensively, as before an exam; "I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam"
2. bone, debone, remove, take, take away, withdraw
usage: remove the bones from; "bone the turkey before roasting it"
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