Definition of Leg bone
1. Noun. A bone of the leg.
Group relationships: Leg, Endoskeleton
Specialized synonyms: Femoris, Femur, Thighbone, Calf Bone, Fibula, Shin, Shin Bone, Shinbone, Tibia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leg Bone
Literary usage of Leg bone
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"W. 737; —$6500—structural steel worker — one leg, bone of one elbow, one rib and outer table of skull fractured, bone of leg now out of alignment, Deacon v. ..."
2. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"The leg-bone is the marrow-bone of beef and mutton, and the play is on Marylebone (London). Harrow Controversy (The). A memorable struggle in Scotland ..."
3. Key to North American Birds: Containing a Concise Account of Every Species by Elliott Coues (1872)
"Then come two bones, b, the tibia, or principal (and inner) leg-bone, and c, the fibula, or lesser (and outer) leg-bone; both these joint with the femur ..."
4. The Market Assistant: Containing a Brief Description of Every Article of by Thomas Farrington De Voe (1867)
"The buttock is often prepared by some "old-country men" for a Scotch ham, by taking off the flank, the veiny piece, and removing the whole of the leg-bone; ..."
5. Mackenzie's five thousand receipts in all the useful and domestic arts by Colin MacKenzie (1853)
"... the fork through the email end of tlie leg-bone, pressing it close to the body, which, when the knife is entered at </, raises the joint from the body. ..."
6. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"In legal language, a bond is an instrument by which a person binds himself under a penalty to perform some act. Bone. G. bein, the leg, bone of the leg, ..."