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"A Bone of Contention" is a book by Susanna Gregory.

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Google previewCambridge Dictionary of American Idioms (2003)

by Paul Heacock

bone a bone of contention a matter of disagreement ♢ Legal costs have ...

Google previewSterling Dictionary of Idioms (1998)

by Vijaya Kumar

a bone of contention a cause of argument and quarrelling The ownership of the teak tree is the bone of contention between the two neighbours. feel it in one's bones have a premonition Everything seemed to be going well, but they ...

Google preview英語常用詞組用法詞典 (2003)

by Rosalind Fergusson

no * bag of bones JtL BAG » bone of contention 1ft MSB (This island has been a bone of contention between these two countries for years.

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English Idioms (2010)

by John Ayto

a bone of contention a subject or issue over which ...

Google previewBarclay's English Dictionary. With which is incorporated a complete modern gazetteer, a beautiful atlas of maps and also a pronouncing dictionary (1822)

by James Barclay (Curate of Edmonton.), William SHORTON

A bone of contention, a cause of strife. To BONE, v. a. to take the bones out of the flesh. BO'NELACE, s.

Google previewBarclay's Universal English Dictionary, etc. (The Improved London Edition of Barclay's Dictionary, superbly embellished.) With maps (1835)

by James Barclay (Curate of Edmonton.), Thomas Noble, William SHORTON

A bone of contention, a cause of strife. To BONE, v. a. to take the bones out of the flesh. BO'NELACE, s. flaxen lace, wove with bone bobbins. BO'NELESS, a. that has no bones. Applied to the gums, without teeth. To BO'NESET, v. n. in Surgery, ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms, Second Edition (2013)

by Christine Ammer

For example, Grandfather's will was a bone of contention for the whole family. This expression alludes to two dogs fighting (contending) over a single bone. In slightly different guise, bone of dissension, it was used figuratively in the 1500s and ...

Google previewThe Royal English dictionary: or, A treasury of the English language (1775)

by Daniel Fenning

A bone of contention, a cause of strife. Bones, in the plural, are used figuratively for dice. To BONE, V, Jt. to rake the hones out of the flesh. BO'NE-LACE, S. a cheap sort of flaxen lace, wove by bobbins made of bones. BO NELESS, Adj. [ from ...

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