“He looks like half the man he was, a skeleton,” says Bogucki.
He was described by Shakespeare as having a hunchback and indeed the skeleton shows evidence of curvature of the spine.
The skeleton was found with an arrowhead embedded in it, suggesting the King died in battle.
Enriqueta Romero put a skeleton on the sidewalk, and helped give us Santa Muerte.
This was triggered in 2012 by the discovery of a skeleton beneath a parking lot in the English city of Leicester.
They shewed to every guest a skeleton: this, according to some, was to make them think of death.
The (hup)-seax has often been found in Saxon graves on the hip of the skeleton.
The mail-boat was now riding at anchor within the harbor of skeleton Tickle.
At least, we think the skeleton is mournful; the skeleton himself does not seem to think so.
He who dares call this a skeleton, either never sees an image of a god or if he does ignores it.
1570s, from Modern Latin sceleton "bones, bony framework of the body," from Greek skeleton soma "dried-up body, mummy, skeleton," from neuter of skeletos "dried-up" (also, as a noun, "dried body, mummy"), from skellein "dry up, make dry, parch," from PIE root *skele- "to parch, wither" (see sclero-).
Skelton was an early variant form. The noun use of Greek skeletos passed into Late Latin (sceletus), hence French squelette and rare English skelet (1560s), Spanish esqueleto, Italian scheletro. The meaning "bare outline" is first recorded c.1600; hence skeleton crew (1778), skeleton key, etc. Phrase skeleton in the closet "source of secret shame to a person or family" is from 1812.
skeleton skel·e·ton (skěl'ĭ-tn)
The internal structure composed of bone and cartilage that protects and supports the soft organs, tissues, and other parts of a vertebrate organism; endoskeleton.
All the bones of the body taken collectively.