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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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* The name issue seems to have become again a bone of contention in the governing coalition.
THE draw was a bone of contention all week at Royal Ascot, with the Hunt Cup only briefly silencing those who claimed the stands' side was the place to be, and they were back in full voice after horses drawn in stalls two, four, seven and ten dominated the finish to the Buckingham Palace Handicap on Friday.
Summary: A statue of one- time world famous comedian Charlie Chaplin has become a bone of contention between artistes and radical hindu activists in Karnataka.
A Direct Line spokesman said: "Parking is a bone of contention for most drivers in the UK."
She added: "Cigarette breaks are a bone of contention in any office and non-smokers feel that smokers get away with avoiding work.