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Apr 12, 2019
This week’s theme
Words related to bones

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bred-in-the-bone
ossify
bonehead
Jell-O
bareboned

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with Anu Garg

bareboned

PRONUNCIATION:
(BAYR-bohnd)

MEANING:
adjective: Lean; spare; gaunt.

ETYMOLOGY:
From bare-bone (a lean person), from Old English baer (bare) + ban (bone). Earliest documented use: 1600.

USAGE:
“It’s possible that we are witnessing a transition of communication, an evolution of the English language from a complex system of grammatical structure to a more basic, bareboned approach to writing.”
Mike Cottrill; Proper Communications Skills a Key to Success; Waterloo Region Record (Kitchener, Canada); Apr 16, 2012.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
All religions united with government are more or less inimical to liberty. All, separated from government, are compatible with liberty. -Henry Clay, statesman and orator (12 Apr 1777-1852)

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