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jaw-bone

[W Car.; cf. Krio jabon jawbone, Yoruba ijagbon the flesh under one's chin KED; US Black cf. Smiley (1919:359)] n. a musical in­strument, now little used, consisting of a horse's jawbone, rhythmically scraped with a stick and shaken to rattle the teeth: 1978 (Bethel 50). 

Tags: anatomy, music, noun

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Last update: 2011-05-30 18:02
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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