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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Marrow (Scotch)
 
a mate, companion, friend. “Not marrow”—that is, not a pair. The Latin word medulla (marrow) is used in much the same way as “mihi hæres in medullis” (Cicero); (very dear, my best friend, etc.).   1
       
“Busk ye, busk ye, my bonnie bonnie bride,
Busk ye, busk ye, my winsome marrow.”
       
The Braes of Yarrow.
       
“One glove [or shoe] is not marrow to the other.”
       
Landsdowne MS.
 


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