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 Bone in my Throat.Bones. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bone of Contention.
 
A disputed point; a point not yet settled. The metaphor is taken from the proverb about “Two dogs fighting for a bone,” etc.   1
 


 Bone in my Throat.Bones. 

 
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