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Boning

Charging a lot more for an asset than its worth.
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Among these they found the traces of a large Indian camp, which had evidently been the headquarters of a hunting expedition, from the great quantities of buffalo bones strewed about the neighborhood.
It was at least two feet in length, a curved bone, with a membranous veil beneath it.
He poured the bones into the mortar, and began to pound them--under protest.
If she had succeeded in wounding the man with the first shot of the revolver, she would, doubtless, have escaped the blow with the bone.
The old gentleman wanted to know the nature and worth of everything that was found in the dust; and many's the bone, and feather, and what not, that he's brought to me.
Ichabod became the object of whimsical persecution to Bones and his gang of rough riders.
If the woman Unandi and her child had died that day on the veldt, the gardens of my people would not now be a wilderness, and their bones would not lie in the great gulley that is near U'Cetywayo's kraal.
From the fourth side the bones had been thrown down, and lay promiscuously upon the earth, forming at one point a mound of some size.
Little Marleen went upstairs and took her best silk handkerchief out of her bottom drawer, and in it she wrapped all the bones from under the table and carried them outside, and all the time she did nothing but weep.
The skinny hands were clasped upon the breast; two lustreless tufts of hair stuck to the skull; the skin was brown and sunken; it stretched tightly over the cheek bones and made them stand out sharply; the crisp dead eyes were deep in the sockets; the nostrils were painfully prominent, the end of the nose being gone; the lips had shriveled away from the yellow teeth: and brought down to us through the circling years, and petrified there, was a weird laugh a full century old!
he cried, holding the pouch aloft, "and," pointing to the bones at his feet, "all that remains of Werper, the Belgian.
And as Tarzan came nearer he saw the bleached skull and bones of a human being about which were remnants of clothing and articles of equipment that, as he examined them, filled the ape-man with curiosity to such an extent that for a time he forgot his own predicament in contemplation of the remarkable story suggested by these mute evidences of a tragedy of a time long past.