Definition of Cuttlebone

1. Noun. cuttlefish bone ¹

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Definition of Cuttlebone

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cuttlebone

cutting it
cutting needle
cutting off
cutting off one's nose to spite one's face
cutting one's losses
cutting out
cutting room
cutting rooms
cutting someone some slack
cutting teeth
cutting tool
cutting up
cuttlebone (current term)
cuttlefish bone
cuttlefish bones
cuttlefish disk

Literary usage of Cuttlebone

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1. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1918)
"CUTTLEFISH, kut “I fish, a shellfish whose internal shell is the broad, spongy, chalky cuttlebone, used by cage birds to sharpen their beaks, ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria by Royal Society of Victoria (Melbourne, Vic.) (1908)
"A\ist. Mus.. vol. vii. Hab.—Heytesbury Coast (GB Pritchard). Obs.—The form of this cuttlebone is narrow. Size of type, " GO nun. long by 11 mm. broad at its ..."

3. Autobiography and Essays by Thomas Henry Huxley (1919)
"In fact, the squid has, instead of any such shell, a horny "pen," the cuttle-fish has the so- called "cuttlebone," and the octopus has no shell, or, ..."

4. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents, Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"Why do we give the canary cuttlebone? Note how it takes off pieces of the bone. Could it do this if its beak were not sharp? 8. ..."

5. Lectures on the Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of the Invertebrate by Richard Owen (1855)
"... lateral fins of this species extend from the apex to near the base of the mantle. The nucleus, or terminal spine of the cuttlebone corresponds with the ..."

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