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 Bone.Bone of Contention. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bone in my Throat.
 
I have a bone in my throat. I cannot talk; I cannot answer your question.   1
   I have a bone in my leg. An excuse given to children for not moving from one’s seat Similarly, “I have a bone in my arm,” and must be excused using it for the present.   2
 


 Bone.Bone of Contention. 

 
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