knuckle bones

knuckle bones

n. dice. (An elaboration of bones.) Roll them knuckle bones and tell me that your expense needs earth pads.
See also: bone, knuckle
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The list of folk art is expansive: treen objects (literally of a tree) such as Welsh love spoons wood and bone lace bobbins; Valentines made from shells, carved whales' teeth, known as scrimshaw, made on long, lonely voyages; duck decoys used by hunters to lure their prey; apple corers made from the knuckle bones of sheep; ships' figureheads; weather vanes; tavern signs; trench art, items made from the spent shell cases and other detritus of war; early Staffordshire flatbacks, decorative ceramic figures meant to stand on hearth or mantelpiece let me know when you'd like me to stop.
This time it is the knuckle bones of the two outside fingers that are affected.
These randomizing tools were first made of sheep knuckle bones.
based Performance Pet Products would market a line of all-natural bones, including knuckle bones and femurs.
The reason we don't have as much medieval stained glass, gilded statuary and boxes of saints' knuckle bones in our churches as do, say, the French, is because yokels with pikestaffs burst in and smashed them all in a fit of Dissolution, Reformation and Puritan pique.
Zookeepers give Feliks various dog toys: knotted rope, balls with dog food hidden inside, and huge knuckle bones.
thin hands, bumpy knuckle bones of the dancer she once was,
Some time later - nobody is really sure when - Tommy broke an upper molar tooth, probably when he was chewing one of the big knuckle bones that his owners gave him.
The game, played on a treasure map that is cleverly aged and illustrated to look like it's right out of the pocket of Captain Kidd, is replete with all sorts of buccaneer paraphernalia--a wooden pirate's chest, simulated leather pouches bulging with doubloons, oodles of booty, and knuckle bones that serve as dice to move the players around.
THE Egyptians were using knuckle bones as four-sided dice around 2000 BC.
Old Century Dread Pirate comes in an authentic wooden treasure chest and is played on a wonderfully illustrated and aged treasure map with cast metal playing pieces, replica doubloons, knuckle bones (dice), treasure bags and pirate treasure.