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Marrowbones (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Marrowbones

The knees. To bring any one down on his marrow bones; to make him beg pardon on his knees: some derive this from Mary’s bones, i.e. the bones bent in honour of the Virgin Mary; but this seems rather far-fetched. Marrow bones and cleavers; principal instruments in the band of rough music: these are generally performed on by butchers, on marriages, elections, riding skimmington, and other public or joyous occasions.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

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