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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MARROWY

The filling inside his knee joints turned to a marrowy jelly.

“Curds and whey” might suit Euripides, the Apologist must have marrowy wine.

So far from being soon out of season, it retains its tender and marrowy character longer than many other varieties.

The bones of this order of mammals are slender and marrowy; they are thus light, and subserve the function of flight.

Rich weed-growth is expressed by light but marrowy touch, suggestive of detail as well as of general form.

The locality proved to be the marrowy grave of an extinct lake or black tarn.

Here's a marrowy bone of gossip Lady Hannah shall never crack.

For 'marrows' Mr. Dyce reads 'marrowy,' Collier's folio meadows.

Their flesh is soft, loose, marrowy, very fine-grained and of a snow-white color.

The marrowy vigor in his mind it is that lends such expressiveness, such nimbleness, such accent to his sentences, to his style.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old English mearg "marrow," earlier mærh, from Proto-Germanic *mazga- (cf. Old Norse mergr, Old Saxon marg, Old Frisian merg, Middle Dutch march, Dutch merg, Old High German marg, German Mark "marrow"), from PIE *mozgo- "marrow" (cf. Sanskrit majjan-, Avestan mazga- "marrow," Old Church Slavonic mozgu, Lithuanian smagenes "brain"). Figurative sense of "inmost or central part" is attested from c.1400.

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