skeleton


skeleton
01. The children discovered a [skeleton] of a dog while they were walking in the woods.
02. The average human adult [skeleton] weighs about 25 pounds.
03. The human [skeleton] has only 206 bones, but cats have 230 bones.
04. The world's largest, most complete, and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex [skeleton] made its grand debut to the public on May 17, 2000, at a museum in Chicago.
05. Birds are rare as fossils because of their fragile [skeletons].
06. The body is supported by the [skeleton], which also serves to protect the internal organs.
07. Hikers have found a huge [skeleton] of some kind of dinosaur in an old riverbed near here.
08. The children were fascinated by the [skeleton] of an elephant in the museum.
09. Skulls and [skeletons] are important symbols of the Mexican holiday known as "The Day of the Dead."
10. Dave and I found parts of the [skeleton] of a gray whale while hiking on the Westcoast Trail.
11. Piranhas can reduce an entire cow to a [skeleton] in just 30 minutes.
12. A DNA sample was taken from a 10,000-year-old [skeleton] in England, and then traced to a modern-day ancestor still living in the town of Cheddar.
13. By examining the [skeleton], researchers were able to determine that the man had been killed by a blow to the head about 3,000 years ago.
14. The White Cliffs of Dover take their color from the accumulation of [skeletal] remains of tiny organisms deposited over thousands of centuries.
15. The [skeletal] remains of an adult male have been found buried in a local park.
16. We had a chance to examine a real human [skeleton] in my high school biology class.
17. My mother's chemotherapy treatments had reduced her to a human [skeleton], weighing only about 90 pounds.
18. After the bombing was over, only the [skeletons] of certain buildings remained standing.
19. He just has the barest of [skeletons] written for his newest novel.
20. An old proverb notes that every family has a [skeleton] in the cupboard.
21. A Chinese proverb observes that one may draw a dragon or a tiger, but it is hard to draw their [skeletons], just as one may know a person's face but it is hard to know his heart.
22. Henry Miller once wrote that the world dies over and over again, but the [skeleton] always gets up and walks.

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