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Synonyms for bone

to study or work hard, especially when pressed for time

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Synonyms for bone

rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates

the porous calcified substance from which bones are made

a shade of white the color of bleached bones

study intensively, as before an exam

consisting of or made up of bone

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Although speaking of short stories as epic is oxymoronic, no other term does justice to these tales of a civilization cut to the bone.
once again resemble the turn-of-the-century heyday of the preunion American sweatshop: a work force of underskilled women, toiling in fly-by-night factories where labor costs are cut to the bone from underbidding, and where benefits, safety, and health insurance are unheard of.
Everyone challenges everyone else to cut deeper, to cut to the bone, to eradicate root and branch all those costly Federal programs that should have been eliminated long ago--that have no useful purpose any more, if they ever had one.
When my medical school colleagues and I graduated, many of them selected specialties that offer regular hours, like dermatology, and whose reimbursements are not being cut to the bone.
Labour leader Ed Miliband will today capitalise on Conservative disarray Cameron yesterday on the economy by warning Mr Cameron's toxic combination of brutal cuts and unfunded spending pledges will mean public services and benefits being cut to the bone.
THERE has been nothing brought out to help or support people in our town and the ones that have are struggling with funding because its been cut to the bone.
He has abused his position by forcing through the purchase of an airport without any obvious consideration to the taxpayers of Wales, the health service is being cut to the bone, people are dying in ambulances waiting to be seen at hospitals, the education system is in tatters.
Benefits to the old, poor, sick, disabled and unemployed have been cut to the bone.
In Birmingham there are going to be whole areas and communities that literally fall out of society as key services are cut to the bone.
This case exposes something deeply rotten at the heart of government, where vital public services are cut to the bone purely to suit a political agenda.
They are dependent on discounting and many retailers' margins are being cut to the bone," he said.
London, Mar 8(ANI): Manchester United winger Nani has been ruled out for at least three games after being cut to the bone by Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher.
Why was the opportunity for the Government to save money passed by, when taxes are being raised, when the NHS is being squeezed, when care services are being cut to the bone and thousands are being forced out of work?
So, I ask as a taxpayer, how can this service justify free champagne breakfasts, when the very service we pay our council tax for is being cut to the bone, putting lives at risk?
For something a little more exotic, even spicy, adventurous family cooks who are entertaining a large group of friends and relatives, could try Jonathan's whole lambs, cross cut to the bone and ready for marinating and cooking Eastern style.