an early-model bicycle, especially one with hard rubber tires.
any uncomfortable vehicle.
a rough ride in a vehicle.
See under spavin (def 1). a disease of the hock joint of horses in which enlargement occurs because of collected fluids (bog spavin) bony growth (bone spavin) or distention of the veins (blood spavin) an excrescence or enlargement so formed. Historical Examples Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix noun (vet science) enlargement of the […]
bone to pick
An unpleasant issue or grievance that needs discussion. For example, Concerning the room assignments, I have a bone to pick with you. This metaphoric term alludes to a dog worrying a bone. [ Early 1500s ]
fossil bone or ivory that has been colored naturally or artificially so as to resemble turquoise. noun fossilized bone or tooth stained blue with iron phosphate and used as a gemstone Also called odontolite