Jonathan Hough, barrister assisting the coroner, asked the witness: "Was time available, enough for patrols in winter?" "It was very close to the bone
," Mr Wills replied, "It was pushing it."
Compression-stabilized sockets are made with four long depressions that push the tissue close to the bone
and prevent motion.
'The King's Speech' is close to the bone
as it is a portrayal of her family in the 1930s.
Close to the Bone
: Life-Threatening Illness as a Soul Journey by Jean Shinoda Bolen (Conari Press, 978-1-57324-303-2)
Then, starting close to the bone
, they work outward to reconnect muscles and tendons (tissues that connect muscles to the bone) and nerves, before sewing up the skin.
Some of the songs and chants are a bit close to the bone
, but in the old days it was known as banter.
Indeed, Tuttle's version of minimalism, first conceived as a corrective to Minimalism proper (that of Robert Morris in 1964, or of Donald Judd the following year) can cut dangerously close to the bone
. But that danger is built into his process, in part because cutting is one of the artist's signature means.
Now the question is, how close to the bone
can suppliers go?
Baseotto's response was too close to the bone
for the government, however, as it recalled the "flights of death" during the 1976-83 military dictatorship, when suspected dissidents were dropped from airplanes into the sea, sometimes with priests present giving blessing.
At 42, this recovering alcoholic has a perspective that comes only from a life lived hard and close to the bone
. At her best, this gravelly-voiced southerner who questions the nature of love and life, comes across equal parts Hank Williams and Leonard Cohen, wrapped in a woman's soul.
Stewart's raffish history cuts close to the bone
and suggests to this reader that today's textbooks may be approaching the end of their run.
Stephen's insight, interpretation, and proclamation were so close to the bone
that his hearers could not stand it.
Nonetheless, his writing is honest, close to the bone
, upsetting and thought provoking, without the usual polite sugar coating we often use in discussing racism in America.
It was created because it's cheaper to make food that way, and most people live close to the bone
CEOs also need someone to talk with, as many of his of her problems, hopes and fears cannot be discussed with employees as they cut too close to the bone