bone earth


Origin of bone earth

First recorded in 1850–55

Words Nearby bone earth Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bone earth in a sentence

  • When we get old, they contain so much bone-earth that they become more brittle, and often break very easily.

  • When we are young, the bones have less of this bone-earth, and so they bend easily, and readily get out of shape.

  • The soil called bone-earth is, in fact, found under the crystalline bed which covers the ground of the caverns.

    Primitive Man | Louis Figuier
  • To these facts may be added the presence of thick beds and veins of iron ore and of apatite or calcium phosphate (bone earth).

    The Chain of Life in Geological Time | Sir J. William Dawson