1) The hip-bone, a word commonly met with in sheep-markings.

1688 one stroake down the neer ribs ... and a prop of the farr hook-bone, Kilnsey

1729 a prop of the far hook bone, Greenfield. The more usual spelling in Yorkshire was hug-bone: 1700 the near hug bone, Embsay

1722 a blow ... with his foot which has smitten the hug bone into the inside of his body, Bradford. Note: 1735 marks of pistol shots appearing on his hug or back.

spellings hug-bone
dates 1688 1700 1729 1735

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