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love bone

love bone n among Black speakers Cf marriage bone n
= wishbone n.
c1960 McDavid Coll. GA, Love bone—wishbone. [Inf Black] 1965 DARE (Qu. K74, A bone from the breast of a chicken, shaped like a horseshoe) Inf OK14, When we were little, we called it the “love bone”—the one that got the short piece would get married first. [Inf Black] c1970 Pederson Dial. Surv. Rural GA, 1 inf, seGA, Love bone; wishbone. [Inf Black] 1986 Pederson LAGS Concordance (Wishbone) 3 infs, nw, swGA, (The) love bone. [All infs Black]
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