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I saw this girl, eight or nine years old, all benumbed and nothing but skin and bone.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
He has felt strongly, and he was feeling strongly now; he was feeling passionately—that was my whole contention.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
But Lessard's a overbearin' son-of-a-gun all round, and he's always breakin' out in a new place.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
The Spanish men-of-war, which were always painted white, had their colour changed to dark grey like the American ships.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Large mononuclear leukocytes probably originate in the bone-marrow or spleen.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
That we will, and you never need want, Mark, for I've many a fine bone buried away against old age and rainy weather.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
Later on the commander of a German man-of-war and his staff were received and fêted by the Captain-General.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Myelocytes are the bone-marrow cells from which the corresponding granular leukocytes are developed.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
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WORDS RELATED TO BONE OF CONTENTION

  • altercation
  • argument
  • bone of contention
  • conflict
  • debate
  • disagreement
  • dispute
  • dissension
  • dissent
  • friction
  • irreconcilable difference
  • run-in
  • strife
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