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plural of bone
as in die
a small cube marked on each side with one to six spots and usually played in pairs in various games the pirates decided their captives' fate with a toss of the bones

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as in heart
the seat of one's deepest thoughts and emotions I could feel in my bones that I had just met my future wife

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as in corpse
a dead body requested that his bones be buried in the country of his birth

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present tense third-person singular of bone

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“Bones.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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