The trees lost every leaf, and their dry branches rattled like the marrowless joints of a skeleton.
Nae equal to you but our dog Sorkie, and he's dead, so ye're marrowless.
Shivers ran down his back—his marrowless back, his bloodless body—like a stream of ice-cold water?
Again and again the idea recurs that all true art must be allegorical, that is to say, marrowless and bloodless.
We cannot think of poor Falstaff going to bed without his cup of sack, or Macbeth fed on bones as marrowless as those of Banquo.
Professor Valeyon had changed from a lusty winter into a broken, infirm, and marrowless thaw.
I wish you were the eldest son, and that your father were as marrowless as a girl sinking in a consumption.
Their Christianity is as sapless and fruitless as a dead tree, and as dry and marrowless as an old bone.
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.
marrow mar·row (mār'ō)
The spinal cord.
See bone marrow.