The Himba people are thought to have originally come from East Africa, but have been traveling the skeleton Coast for centuries.
“He looks like half the man he was, a skeleton,” says Bogucki.
Of course, not every family has a 350-pound skeleton in its closet.
He was described by Shakespeare as having a hunchback and indeed the skeleton shows evidence of curvature of the spine.
Posada used the skeleton as a way of talking about politics, commenting on life.
They shewed to every guest a skeleton: this, according to some, was to make them think of death.
And some say he is dark, like the socket of a skeleton's eye.
The mail-boat was now riding at anchor within the harbor of skeleton Tickle.
The jaw-bone above mentioned and some other fragments of a skeleton were found in it.
He who dares call this a skeleton, either never sees an image of a god or if he does ignores it.
1570s, from Modern Latin sceleton "bones, bony framework of the body," from Greek skeleton soma "dried-up body, mummy, skeleton," from neuter of skeletos "dried-up" (also, as a noun, "dried body, mummy"), from skellein "dry up, make dry, parch," from PIE root *skele- "to parch, wither" (see sclero-).
Skelton was an early variant form. The noun use of Greek skeletos passed into Late Latin (sceletus), hence French squelette and rare English skelet (1560s), Spanish esqueleto, Italian scheletro. The meaning "bare outline" is first recorded c.1600; hence skeleton crew (1778), skeleton key, etc. Phrase skeleton in the closet "source of secret shame to a person or family" is from 1812.
skeleton skel·e·ton (skěl'ĭ-tn)
The internal structure composed of bone and cartilage that protects and supports the soft organs, tissues, and other parts of a vertebrate organism; endoskeleton.
All the bones of the body taken collectively.