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 Meanings and Examples of SKELETON
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skeleton
 n.  frame of bones supporting a human or animal body; framework
Classic Sentence: (43 in 3 pages)
1  The skeleton iron windmill on the farm a few blocks away, at the north end of Main Street, was like the ribs of a dead cow.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
2  I am told, on good authority, that on the Barbary coast, a Commodore Davis of the British navy found the skeleton of a sperm whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
3  As if the waves had been fullers, this craft was bleached like the skeleton of a stranded walrus.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 52. The Albatross.
4  But it may be fancied, that from the naked skeleton of the stranded whale, accurate hints may be derived touching his true form.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
5  For it is one of the more curious things about this Leviathan, that his skeleton gives very little idea of his general shape.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
6  When the Romans took Joppa, the same skeleton was carried to Italy in triumph.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 82. The Honour and Glory of Whaling.
7  Cutting me a green measuring-rod, I once more dived within the skeleton.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 102. A Bower in the Arsacides.
8  Because there are skeleton authorities you can refer to, to test my accuracy.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 102. A Bower in the Arsacides.
9  In the first place, I wish to lay before you a particular, plain statement, touching the living bulk of this leviathan, whose skeleton we are briefly to exhibit.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 103. Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton.
10  How vain and foolish, then, thought I, for timid untravelled man to try to comprehend aright this wondrous whale, by merely poring over his dead attenuated skeleton, stretched in this peaceful wood.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 103. Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton.
11  There are forty and odd vertebrae in all, which in the skeleton are not locked together.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 103. Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton.
12  A significant illustration of the fact, again and again repeated in this book, that the skeleton of the whale furnishes but little clue to the shape of his fully invested body.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 104. The Fossil Whale.
13  Of all the pre-adamite whales yet exhumed, by far the largest is the Alabama one mentioned in the last chapter, and that was less than seventy feet in length in the skeleton.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 105. Does the Whale's Magnitude Diminish?—Will He...
14  Whereas, we have already seen, that the tape-measure gives seventy-two feet for the skeleton of a large sized modern whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 105. Does the Whale's Magnitude Diminish?—Will He...
15  We drove up to this skeleton to tie our horses, and then I saw a door and window sunk deep in the drawbank.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: III
Example Sentence:
1  Only a skeleton staff remains to show anyone interested around the site.
2  We found an old sheep skeleton up on the cliffs.
3  Every family has a skeleton in the cupboard.
4  There is a skeleton in every house.
5  The police unearthed a skeleton in his garden.
6  We'll be down to a skeleton staff over Christmas.
7  And finally, the utility of the skeleton would be mostly likely to aid in definitive identification.
8  The building has a steel skeleton.
9  The archaeologist claimed that the skeleton was primeval origin, though in fact it was the remains of a modern day monkey.