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Synonyms for skeleton

Synonyms for skeleton

a preliminary plan or version, as of a written work

Synonyms for skeleton

something reduced to its minimal form

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a scandal that is kept secret

the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal

the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape

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Just as we had finished talking about skeletons and were drifting into the subject of fossils, Harris and I heard a shout, and glanced up the steep hillside.
He had sold the skeleton to a traveling quack for three dollars and was enjoying the result!
As they were preparing the skeleton of the man for burial, Clayton discovered a massive ring which had evidently encircled the man's finger at the time of his death, for one of the slender bones of the hand still lay within the golden bauble.
With deep reverence and solemnity the bodies of the late Lord and Lady Greystoke were buried beside their little African cabin, and between them was placed the tiny skeleton of the baby of Kala, the ape.
Rose explained, Mac gave a long whistle of surprise, and then took a promenade round the skeleton, observing gravely
A gentle tapping somewhere, and following the sound it seemed to come from the inside of the long case in which the skeleton lived when not professionally engaged.
Before she could say, "Come out, Charlie, and let my skeleton alone," a sudden irruption of boys, all in a high state of tickle, proclaimed to the hidden rogue that his joke was a failure.
Perhaps the skeleton laughed scornfully on being intrusted with this question and this answer; certainly Mrs Lammle did, and Mr Lammle did.
A servant then entering with toast, the skeleton retired into the closet, and shut itself up.
My dear Isabella, I am sure there must be Laurentina's skeleton behind it.
Catherine, in some amazement, complied, and after remaining a few moments silent, was on the point of reverting to what interested her at that time rather more than anything else in the world, Laurentina's skeleton, when her friend prevented her, by saying, "For heaven's sake
I say that the place of the skeleton of the Opera ghost is in the archives of the National Academy of Music.
Everything's been gathered up, and they're taking the skeleton to the Rainbow.
We had a dreary morning's work before us, for there was no sign of any wind, and the boats had to be got out and manned, and the ship warped three or four miles round the corner of the island and up the narrow passage to the haven behind Skeleton Island.
We brought up just where the anchor was in the chart, about a third of a mile from each shore, the mainland on one side and Skeleton Island on the other.