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boneyard

1. A cemetery or graveyard. I refuse to walk through a boneyard at night—all the graves just creep me out.
2. A place where old, unused things accumulate. A: "It looks like our neighbors' lawn has become a boneyard." B: "Yep, everything there has five layers of rust!"

boneyard

1. n. a cemetery. I’d like to be planted in a boneyard like that.
2. n. a junkyard. (From sense 1) This old car’s ready for the boneyard.
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I too have one that I rescued from a boneyard. I spent a winter and summer cleaning it, getting everything to turn again and repainting it.
His novels Adrift in a Boneyard (1947), The Travels of Jamie McPheeters (1958), and A Journey to Matecumbe (1961) are admired as examples of the modern use of picaresque technique.