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I am a collection of thoughts and memories and likes and dislikes. I am the things that have happened to me and the sum of everything I've ever done. I am the clothes I wear on my back. I am every place and every person and every object I have ever come across. I am a bag of bones stuck to a very large rock spinning a thousand miles an hour.
Macaulay Culkin

Meaning of "a bag of bones" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A BAG OF BONES

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A BAG OF BONES

a bad lot
a bad patch
a bad penny
a bag of cats
a beam in one´s eye
a bed of roses
a big ask
a big fish in a small pond
a bird in the hand
a bit
a bit much
a bit of
a bit of all right
a bit of slap and tickle
a bit thick
a bolt from the blue
a breath of fresh air
a bull in a china shop
A bursary
a capella

WORDS THAT END LIKE A BAG OF BONES

ambones
bare-bones
bones
crossbones
earphones
feel in one´s bones
headphones
Jones
knucklebones
lazybones
let bygones be bygones
marrowbones
Napier´s bones
rackabones
Rolling Stones
sawbones
skull and crossbones
Stones
turbinate bones
umbones

Synonyms and antonyms of a bag of bones in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «a bag of bones» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A BAG OF BONES

Find out the translation of a bag of bones to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a bag of bones from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a bag of bones» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

骨瘦如柴
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

un saco de huesos
570 millions of speakers

English

a bag of bones
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हड्डियों के एक बैग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كيس من العظام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мешок с костями
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

um saco de ossos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হাড় একটি ব্যাগ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

un sac d´os
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Satu beg tulang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

eine Tasche von Knochen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

骨の袋
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

뼈 의 가방
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tas balung
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một túi xương
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எலும்புகள் ஒரு பையில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हाडांची पिशवी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Bir kemik çantası
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

un sacchetto di ossa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Worek kości
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мішок з кістками
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

un sac de oase
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μια τσάντα των οστών
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n sak bene
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

en påse med ben
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

en pose med ben
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a bag of bones

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A BAG OF BONES»

The term «a bag of bones» is quite widely used and occupies the 44.671 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a bag of bones

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QUOTES WITH «A BAG OF BONES»

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Macaulay Culkin
I am a collection of thoughts and memories and likes and dislikes. I am the things that have happened to me and the sum of everything I've ever done. I am the clothes I wear on my back. I am every place and every person and every object I have ever come across. I am a bag of bones stuck to a very large rock spinning a thousand miles an hour.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A BAG OF BONES»

Discover the use of a bag of bones in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a bag of bones and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Bag of Bones
'Compared to the dullest human being actually walking about on the faceofthe earthand casting his shadow there,'Hardy supposedly said, 'the most brilliantlydrawn character in a novelis but a bag of bones.' I understood because that was ...
Stephen King, 2010
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Stephen King from A to Z: An Encyclopedia of His Life and Work
By the end of King's novel, Noonan has discovered that his novel is ultimately untrue to life — the best character he might create, King says, is as empty as a bag of bones. The final pages of Bag of Bones suggest that what King is doing ...
George Beahm, 1998
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Wisconsin Chippewa Myths and Tales: And Their Relation to ...
They said that one evening they were sitting outside, when a bag of bones came near the wigwam and dropped down. The daughter kept the bag of bones, and every evening she and the other women of the village went and played with it.
Victor Barnouw, 1979
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Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination
(Beatriz de Rubinstein in Fisher 1989: 129) A bag of bones tells us nothing about disappearance. A bag of bones is not justice. A bag of bones is knowledge without acknowledgment, the "sacramental transformation" of information into publicly ...
Avery Gordon, 1997
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Jerry Spinelli
“I found a bag of bones in the refrigerator—and an idea for a book. It was an idea that bit me. There was no procedure. It just happened, and I began writing. There was no expectation.”2 Just as when he was in high school, he did not know ...
Tracey Baptiste, 2009
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Voices in the City
Would you cower up in a tree and let the bag of bones remain a bag of bones? Or would you gather up all your education and ambition and ideas and breathe life into the dull thing so as to have a real, splendid lion roar at you?' 'What and be ...
Anita Desai, 1965
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Agamemnon's Kiss: Selected Essays
The shepherd, six miles from his hut, in the full blast of the midday sun, and already encumbered by a bag of bones, of which more later, nonetheless recognises his duty. He will take Brummy home and give him a decent burial. He contrives ...
Inga Clendinnen, 2007
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Your Madness Not Mine: Stories of Cameroon
has become a bag of bones. He has become a scarecrow. He fidgets with the wrappa wrapped around his waist. What is left of it. The wrappa falls to the ground. He doesn't hear a sound. He looks with bitterness at the two straight sticks that ...
Nfah-Abbenyi, Makuchi, 2009
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Memoirs Of A Porcupine
... Moudiongui insulted mymaster, 'nothing but a bag of bones, you are, you're deadalready, you're jealous of my tradebecause you're onlya poor carpenter, you couldn't evenclimb upamango tree, you're acrazy guy, a maniongi, a ngébé, ...
Alain Mabanckou, 2011
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Rodent
Peter and the others watched as the fat, overweight porker Oinklet was led off the ship all the while boldly stating his innocence. The pig was followed by five forensic technicians, each carrying a soft drink in one paw and a bag of bones in the ...
Daniel S. Knowles, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A BAG OF BONES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a bag of bones is used in the context of the following news items.
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Emaciated horse reduced to 'a bag of bones' fighting for life
An emaciated horse that was left for dead is fighting for its life after being discovered collapsed on a hillside in Harlow. The red and white mare, now named Lara ... «Essex Chronicle, Apr 15»
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Forensic team called to investigate bones
A forensic anthropology team from the University of Indianapolis is due at Odon at 10 a.m. today to investigate a bag of bones, which were found at 203 S. Grove ... «Washington Times Herald, Apr 15»
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PD: Bones in bag at Vegas elementary school not human
A bag of bones found on the campus of an elementary school near downtown Las ... found what they believe to be a bag of bones about 12:30 p.m. Thursday. «KVVU Las Vegas, Feb 15»
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Man gets 7 months in jail for trying to steal bag of bones
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A western Massachusetts man has been sentenced to seven months in jail for trying to steal a bag of bones and other items from ... «My Fox Boston, Jan 15»
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'I was a bag of bones!' Sam Faiers reflects on dramatic weight loss …
"Nothing fitted me and my spine was on show. My arms were like a sparrow's legs. I was a bag of bones," she finished. The TOWIE beauty is proud of her size ... «OK! Magazine, Dec 14»
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Maggie Cheung spotted looking like "a bag of bones", but happy …
The 50-year-old Cheung also looked like "a bag of bones" according to Chinese entertainment site QQ Entertainment. However, despite looking extremely thin, ... «AsiaOne, Dec 14»
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Pet owner spared jail after reducing his pitbull terrier to a bag of
A pet owner who reduced his dog to a bag of bones by depriving her of medication was today spared jail. Alexander McWilliams, 38, shocked RSPCA inspectors ... «Daily Mail, Aug 14»
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Bag of bones found outside University Hospitals
University Hospitals employees found a bag of bones on Euclid Avenue Sunday night, a spokesman said. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's office is in ... «The Plain Dealer, Jun 14»
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Miss USA contestant: 'I'm OK with 'normal''
"Finally a contestant that's not a bag of bones," tweeted @terraj21. And this from @k_mck12: "The fact Miss Indiana is not a complete twig makes me really ... «USA TODAY, Jun 14»
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RSPCA investigating after dog abandoned “like a piece of rubbish …
Stanley the staffordshire bull terrier was described as a "bag of bones" by an ... “Stanley was just a bag of bones and had pressure sores and scabs all over his ... «Northampton Chronicle & Echo, Apr 14»

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