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marrow

MAR'ROW, n.

1. A soft oleaginous substance contained in the cavities of animal bones.

2. The essence; the best part.

3. In the Scottish dialect, a companion; fellow; associate; match.

MAR'ROW, v.t. To fill with marrow or with fat; to glut.




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MAR'ROW, n.

1. A soft oleaginous substance contained in the cavities of animal bones.

2. The essence; the best part.

3. In the Scottish dialect, a companion; fellow; associate; match.

MAR'ROW, v.t. To fill with marrow or with fat; to glut.


MAR'ROW, n. [Sax. merg, mearh; D. merg; G. mark; Dan. marv; Sw. märg; Corn. maru; Ir. smir and smear; W. mêr, marrow; Ch. מרא mera, to make fat; Ar. to be manly. See Marl.]

  1. A soft oleaginous substance contained in the cavities of animal bones.
  2. The essence; the best part.
  3. In the Scottish dialect, a companion; fellow; associate; match. Tusser.

MAR'ROW, v.t.

To fill with marrow or with fat; to glut.


Mar"row
  1. The tissue which fills the cavities of most bones; the medulla. In the larger cavities it is commonly very fatty, but in the smaller cavities it is much less fatty, and red or reddish in color.
  2. To fill with, or as with, marrow or fat] to glut.
  3. The essence; the best part.

    It takes from our achievements . . .
    The pith and marrow of our attribute.
    Shak.

  4. One of a pair; a match; a companion; an intimate associate.

    [Scot.]

    Chopping and changing I can not commend,
    With thief or his marrow, for fear of ill end.
    Tusser.

    Marrow squash (Bot.), a name given to several varieties of squash, esp. to the Boston marrow, an ovoid fruit, pointed at both ends, and with reddish yellow flesh, and to the vegetable marrow, a variety of an ovoid form, and having a soft texture and fine grain resembling marrow. -- Spinal marrow. (Anat.) See Spinal cord, under Spinal.

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Marrow

MAR'ROW, noun

1. A soft oleaginous substance contained in the cavities of animal bones.

2. The essence; the best part.

3. In the Scottish dialect, a companion; fellow; associate; match.

MAR'ROW, verb transitive To fill with marrow or with fat; to glut.

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