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Bone vs. Polish

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Bonenoun

(uncountable) A composite material consisting largely of calcium phosphate and collagen and making up the skeleton of most vertebrates.

Polishnoun

A substance used to polish.

‘A good silver polish will remove tarnish easily.’;

Bonenoun

(countable) Any of the components of an endoskeleton, made of bone.

Polishnoun

Cleanliness; smoothness, shininess.

‘The floor was waxed to a high polish.’;

Bonenoun

A bone of a fish; a fishbone.

Polishnoun

Refinement; cleanliness in performance or presentation.

‘The lecturer showed a lot of polish at his last talk.’;

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Bonenoun

A bonefish

Polishverb

(transitive) To shine; to make a surface very smooth or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding.

‘He polished up the chrome until it gleamed.’;

Bonenoun

One of the rigid parts of a corset that forms its frame, the boning, originally made of whalebone.

Polishverb

(transitive) To refine; remove imperfections from.

‘The band has polished its performance since the last concert.’;

Bonenoun

One of the fragments of bone held between the fingers of the hand and rattled together to keep time to music.

Polishverb

(transitive) To apply shoe polish to shoes.

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Bonenoun

Anything made of bone, such as a bobbin for weaving bone lace.

Polishverb

(intransitive) To become smooth, as from friction; to receive a gloss; to take a smooth and glossy surface.

‘Steel polishes well.’;

Bonenoun

(figurative) The framework of anything.

Polishverb

(transitive) To refine; to wear off the rudeness, coarseness, or rusticity of; to make elegant and polite.

Bonenoun

An off-white colour, like the colour of bone.

Polishadjective

Of or pertaining to Poland or its inhabitants.

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Bonenoun

A dollar.

Polishverb

To make smooth and glossy, usually by friction; to burnish; to overspread with luster; as, to polish glass, marble, metals, etc.

Bonenoun

The wishbone formation.

Polishverb

Hence, to refine; to wear off the rudeness, coarseness, or rusticity of; to make elegant and polite; as, to polish life or manners.

Bonenoun

(slang) An erect penis; a boner.

Polishverb

To become smooth, as from friction; to receive a gloss; to take a smooth and glossy surface; as, steel polishes well.

Bonenoun

A domino or dice.

Polishnoun

A smooth, glossy surface, usually produced by friction; a gloss or luster.

‘Another prism of clearer glass and better polish.’;

Bonenoun

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Polishnoun

Anything used to produce a gloss.

Boneadjective

Of an off-white colour, like the colour of bone.

Polishnoun

Fig.: Refinement; elegance of manners.

‘This Roman polish and this smooth behavior.’;

Boneverb

To prepare (meat, etc) by removing the bone or bones from.

Polishnoun

the property of being smooth and shiny

Boneverb

To fertilize with bone.

Polishnoun

a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality;

‘they performed with great polish’; ‘I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose’; ‘almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art’;

Boneverb

To put whalebone into.

‘to bone stays’;

Polishnoun

a preparation used in polishing

Boneverb

(civil engineering) To make level, using a particular procedure; to survey a level line.

‘boning rod’;

Polishnoun

the Slavic language of Poland

Boneverb

To have sexual intercourse with.

Polishverb

(of surfaces) make shine;

‘shine the silver, please’; ‘polish my shoes’;

Boneverb

To perform "bone pointing", a ritual that is intended to bring illness or even death to the victim.

Polishverb

improve or perfect by pruning or polishing;

‘refine one's style of writing’;

Boneverb

(usually with "up") To study.

‘bone up’;

Polishverb

bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state;

‘polish your social manners’;

Boneverb

To polish boots to a shiny finish.

Polishadjective

of or relating to Poland or its people or culture;

‘Polish sausage’;

Boneverb

To apprehend, steal.

Boneverb

To sight along an object or set of objects to check whether they are level or in line.

Bonenoun

The hard, calcified tissue of the skeleton of vertebrate animals, consisting very largely of calcium carbonate, calcium phosphate, and gelatine; as, blood and bone.

Bonenoun

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.

Bonenoun

Anything made of bone, as a bobbin for weaving bone lace.

Bonenoun

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

Bonenoun

Dice.

Bonenoun

Whalebone; hence, a piece of whalebone or of steel for a corset.

Bonenoun

Fig.: The framework of anything.

Boneverb

To withdraw bones from the flesh of, as in cookery.

Boneverb

To put whalebone into; as, to bone stays.

Boneverb

To fertilize with bone.

Boneverb

To steal; to take possession of.

Boneverb

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.

‘Joiners, etc., bone their work with two straight edges. W.’;

Bonenoun

rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates

Bonenoun

the porous calcified substance from which bones are made

Bonenoun

a shade of white the color of bleached bones

Boneverb

study intensively, as before an exam;

‘I had to bone up on my Latin verbs before the final exam’;

Boneverb

remove the bones from;

‘bone the turkey before roasting it’;

Boneadjective

consisting of or made up of bone;

‘a bony substance’; ‘the bony framework of the body’;

Bonenoun

former name for Annaba

Boneverb

remove the bones from (meat or fish) before cooking, serving, or selling

‘ask your butcher to bone the turkey for you’;

Boneverb

study (a subject) intensively, typically in preparation for something

‘she boned up on languages she had learned long ago’;

Boneverb

(of a man) have sexual intercourse with (someone).

Bone

A bone is a rigid tissue that constitutes part of the skeleton in most vertebrate animals. Bones protect the various organs of the body, produce red and white blood cells, store minerals, provide structure and support for the body, and enable mobility.

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