boner contrasts the quick death of her daughter to the years-long process it took to get the new E. coli strains regulated.
Joe rose to his feet, obeying the monosyllabic summons, and followed Mr. boner around the partition.
Joe realized that Mr. boner was speaking to him—was speaking with great feeling.
And he was Mr. boner's successor—that is, if he hit the ball and worked hard enough to deserve it.
June and inventory and Mr. boner seemed to him to be cut from the same piece.
The young man, pure and fastidious himself, immediately realised that boner was not vicious in the ordinary meaning of the word.
boner was to the Queen what the Dominican Deza was to her husband.
He heard his name called, and turning, saw Mr. boner standing at the corner of the partition looking at him over his spectacles.
"The Wallacks find it too much trouble to fell the trees," says Mr boner.
Suddenly Mr. boner turned to the inner corner of the desk, started to speak, strangled, and with difficulty recovered himself.
"blunder," 1912, baseball slang, probably from bonehead. Meaning "erect penis" is 1950s, from earlier bone-on (1940s), probably a variation (with connecting notion of "hardness") of hard-on (1893).