whirl-bone

 the knee-pan. Lane.

A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. . 1790.

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  • whirl-bone — n. Patella, knee pan …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • hurl-bone — a late var. whirl bone …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whirlbone — Whirl bone , n. (Anat.) (a) The huckle bone. [Obs.] (b) The patella, or kneepan. [Obs.] Ainsworth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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