Boning

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Boning

1. The clearing of bones from fish or meat.

2. The manuring of land with bones.

3. A method of leveling a line or surface by sighting along the tops of two or more straight edges, or a range of properly spaced poles. See bone, v. T.

Origin: senses 1 and 2 fr. 1st bone, sense 3 fr. 3d bone.