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marrow

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The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mode of happiness. but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed the change; happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow Up.
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Etymology 1

Middle English mary, marow, marowe, marowȝ < Old English mearg < Proto-Germanic *mazgō < Proto-Indo-European *mozgo-.

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Noun

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marrow

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  1. (uncountable) The substance inside bones which produces blood cells.
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Vegetable Marrows
  1. (countable) A kind of vegetable like a large courgette/zucchini or squash.
    • 1847 Sir Robert Schomburgh, Steam-Boat Voyage to Barbados, Bentley's Miscellany, Vol XXII, London: Richard Bentley, page 37.
      The finest European vegetables, cabbages, cauliflowers, potatoes, vegetable marrow, were lying in the market-hall, awaiting purchasers.
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Etymology 2

From Old Norse margr.

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Noun

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marrow

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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A friend, pal, buddy, mate.
    Cheers marrow!

References

  • A Dictionary of North East Dialect, Bill Griffiths, 2005, Northumbria University Press, ISBN 1904794165
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893-4[1]
  • A List of words and phrases in everyday use by the natives of Hetton-le-Hole in the County of Durham, F.M.T.Palgrave, English Dialect Society vol.74, 1896, [2]

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