Definitions starting with R

ID #4890

raw-bone, raw-born

[cf. OED raw in a natural state, influencing OED raw-bone gaunt obs. → 1772] adj. genuine, real: She is a raw-bone Christian (Mayag.). I's a raw-bone Bahamian (ZNS-TV ad). 1980 A raw-bone strange (Nassau Guardiaian, July 7). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2011-06-05 20:12
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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