1. (n.) The hard, calcified tissue of the skeleton of vertebrate animals, consisting very largely of calcic carbonate, calcic phosphate, and gelatine; as, blood and bone.

2. (n.) One of the pieces or parts of an animal skeleton; as, a rib or a thigh bone; a bone of the arm or leg; also, any fragment of bony substance. (pl.) The frame or skeleton of the body.

3. (n.) Anything made of bone, as a bobbin for weaving bone lace.

4. (n.) Two or four pieces of bone held between the fingers and struck together to make a kind of music.

5. (n.) Dice.

6. (n.) Whalebone; hence, a piece of whalebone or of steel for a corset.

7. (n.) Fig.: The framework of anything.

8. (v. t.) To withdraw bones from the flesh of, as in cookery.

9. (v. t.) To put whalebone into; as, to bone stays.

10. (v. t.) To fertilize with bone.

11. (v. t.) To steal; to take possession of.

12. (v. t.) To sight along an object or set of objects, to see if it or they be level or in line, as in carpentry, masonry, and surveying.

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