knucklebone


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knucklebone

(nŭk′əl-bōn′)
n.
A knobbed bone, as of a knuckle or joint.
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DNA and radiocarbon testing of collagen from the knucklebone show that the remains likely belonged to a Middle Eastern man who lived in the first century A.
Thus in the Greek tradition the throws in the game of knucklebones came to have allusive and learned labels.
He discovered a knucklebone beneath an upholstered chair, where Grace must have stored it.
knucklebone, eyelash, and tooth to the wind and rain.
Poor Mrs Schiff is given a fist--no fingers--like an over-cooked knucklebone.
By eschewing interior games like carrom, cards or knucklebones, Sen fails to account for the role of women in the history of sports and games especially during the ancient and medieval periods.
The game, also knows as knucklebones, was a playground sensation.
These stories alone would make this album worth having, and include rhymes and sayings to help the fishermen in their work, tales of storm and shipwreck expressed in the colourful language associated with Sam--as when he had been on leave but had to go back to sea, and said you were 'on the knucklebones of your arse'.
The author has organized the main body of her text alphabetically by topical entry, covering a wide variety of sports and activities from around the world, including Aussie rule football, bull running, conkers, dwile flonking, extreme ironing, foxhunting, glima, hurling, jacks and knucklebones, korfball, lawnmower racing, Mongolian wrestling, Nordic walking, orienteering and regaining, pancake races, quidditch, rounderAEs, shin kicking, trampolining, underwater hockey, volcano boarding, wife carrying, yoga, zorbing, and many others.
There is a detectable provision for care and play in small finds--a dolls eye, two knucklebones, a marble, a harmonica and glass salad oil bottles, condiment/pickle jars and cordial indicate small privileges.
The attendant goes on to relate how religiosity gave way to obsession: the young man would cast knucklebones to determine the goddess's favor and scrawl love-drunk graffiti over every wall and tree of the shrine, praising the goddess as "Aphrodite the Beautiful," and Praxiteles as another Zeus, until he reached a fever pitch of lust: