For, as the poet Bialik said in another context, it is we who will pay the price of the blaze with our blood and marrow.
Unlike donors of vital organs like kidneys, marrow donors can give again and again.
Mr. Thoreau wanted to drive life into a corner, to live deep and suck out all the marrow.
Those times when I realize I am alone with myself and my thoughts I do take the time to suck the marrow out of it.
The merchant did not lack courage; but these uncanny visitants turned his marrow to water.
The bone was formed by sifting pure smooth earth and wetting it with marrow.
For he knew, as did anybody who looked at him carefully, that Keller was a game man from the marrow out.
The first principle of all of them was the generation of the marrow.
Assuredly a humble and sentimental desire for a generation nourished on the marrow of lions!
It is the pith and marrow of every substance, every relation, and every process.
late 14c., from Old English mearg "marrow," earlier mærh, from Proto-Germanic *mazga- (cf. Old Norse mergr, Old Saxon marg, Old Frisian merg, Middle Dutch march, Dutch merg, Old High German marg, German Mark "marrow"), from PIE *mozgo- "marrow" (cf. Sanskrit majjan-, Avestan mazga- "marrow," Old Church Slavonic mozgu, Lithuanian smagenes "brain"). Figurative sense of "inmost or central part" is attested from c.1400.
marrow mar·row (mār'ō)
The spinal cord.
See bone marrow.