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bonded debt the portion of a corporation's or state's indebtedness that is represented by the bonds it has issued.
bondholder one who holds or owns bonds; one who receives payment of interest on a bond or bonds.
bonding the formation of close personal relationships, as between family members or friends.
bondman a male bound as a slave or serf; bond servant.
bond paper a high-grade paper with some proportion of rag content, used for stationery and documents; bond.
bond servant one who is bound as a slave or serf. [2 definitions]
bondsman1 one who provides bail or surety for another.
bondsman2 variant of bondman.
bondswoman1 a woman who provides bail or surety for another.
bondswoman2 variant of bondwoman.
bondwoman a female bond servant.
bone the hard, calcified connective tissue that forms the skeleton of most vertebrates. [5 definitions]
boneblack the carbonized residue of heat-treated bones, used as a blacking pigment or decoloring agent.
bone china a fine type of white porcelain produced by mixing bone ash or calcium phosphate with the clay.
bone-dry (informal) dry as a bone after prolonged exposure to sun and wind; very dry or thirsty.
bonefish any of several silvery marine fishes, esp. a bottom-feeder living in shallow tropical waters, having a skeleton composed of many small bones.
boneless of meat or fish, with bones removed.
bone marrow the the soft fatty tissue at the core of most bones, where many types of blood cells form and mature before entering the blood stream.
bone meal bones that have been coarsely ground, used as fertilizer and animal feed.
bone of contention an issue or matter that causes or is the focus of disagreement.
boner a stupid or foolish error; blunder.