A bone whose dimensions are approximately equal, consisting of a layer of cortical substance enclosing the spongy substance and marrow.
bad to the bone
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Gettin’ Short and Sweet with Apostrophes
An apostrophe (’) can show possession or indicate that letters or numbers have been omitted. They can also indicate ownership. Possessive Nouns When a singular noun doesn’t end in S, you just need to add an apostrophe and an S to make it possessive. Examples include “the boy’s bike,” “the dog’s leash,” and “Bob’s house.” If a singular noun does end in S, you should …
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