Bone-crushing



powerful or constricting enough to crush one’s bones:
a bone-crushing handshake.
extremely painful, troublesome, costly, etc.:
a bone-crushing mortgage.
Historical Examples

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6 Various
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 8 Various
Deathworld Harry Harrison
The People of the Black Circle Robert E. Howard
In Darkest Africa, Vol. 2; or, The quest, rescue and retreat of Emin, governor of Equatoria Henry Morton Stanley
Kate Bonnet Frank R. Stockton
Pagan Passions Gordon Randall Garrett

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