boneyard

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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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We buy and ship the carcasses from different bone yards throughout the world, then we discuss and brainstorm over the different projects that we have.
Life In A Cottage Garden With Carol Klein (BBC Two, Friday, 8.30pm) RUBBING a peep hole in the frosted window pane with a mittened hand, most of us will probably look out onto the frozen bone yards that once were our lush, green gardens and promptly draw the curtains.
Cameron languishes in the mud-filled trenches with a copy of Sternberg's 1909 Life of a Fossil Hunter, which is renamed in the novel as My Life in the Bone Yards of the West.
Most of it we did find through magazines and word of mouth, bone yards and things like that."
Positive referrals from property owners and municipal public works officials among each other generated a steady stream of business for Industrial Metal Recycling cleanup projects at what Peter calls "old bone yards" throughout Maine.
"Air Force people went out to their bone yards" to get the samples, Grandt said.