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 for marrow
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Marrow \Mar"row\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Marrowed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Marrowing.]
     To fill with, or as with, marrow or fat; to glut.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Marrow \Mar"row\, n. [OE. marou, mary, maruh, AS. mearg, mearh;
     akin to OS. marg, D. merg, G. Mark, OHG. marg, marag, Icel.
     mergr, Sw. merg, Dan. marv, Skr. majjan; cf. Skr. majj to
     sink, L. mergere. [root]274 Cf. Merge.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. (Anat.) The tissue which fills the cavities of most bones;
        the medulla. In the larger cavities it is commonly very
        fatty, but in the smaller cavities it is much less fatty,
        and red or reddish in color.
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     2. The essence; the best part.
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              It takes from our achievements . . .
              The pith and marrow of our attribute. --Shak.
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     3. [OE. maru, maro; -- perh. a different word; cf. Gael.
        maraon together.] One of a pair; a match; a companion; an
        intimate associate. [Scot.]
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              Chopping and changing I can not commend,
              With thief or his marrow, for fear of ill end.
                                                    --Tusser.
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     Marrow squash (Bot.), a name given to several varieties of
        squash, esp. to the Boston marrow, an ovoid fruit,
        pointed at both ends, and with reddish yellow flesh, and
        to the vegetable marrow, a variety of an ovoid form, and
        having a soft texture and fine grain resembling marrow.
  
     Spinal marrow. (Anat.) See Spinal cord, under Spinal.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  marrow
      n 1: the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the
           cavities of bones [syn: marrow, bone marrow]
      2: any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit
         with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh [syn: marrow,
         marrow squash, vegetable marrow]
      3: very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones [syn:
         marrow, bone marrow]
      4: large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins [syn:
         marrow, vegetable marrow]
      5: the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some
         idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument";
         "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the
         story" [syn: kernel, substance, core, center,
         centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul,
         inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-
         gritty]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  71 Moby Thesaurus words for "marrow":
     abatis, axiom, axis, bottom, brains, center, center of action,
     center of gravity, centroid, centrum, chitterlings, cockscomb,
     core, dead center, distillate, distillation, elixir, epicenter,
     essence, essential, essentiality, fabric, flower, focus,
     fundamental, giblets, gist, gizzard, gravamen, haslet, heart, hub,
     hypostasis, inner essence, kernel, kidneys, liver, material,
     matter, meat, medium, medulla, metacenter, middle, nave, navel,
     nub, nucleus, nuts and bolts, omphalos, pith, pivot, postulate,
     principle, quid, quiddity, quintessence, quintessential, sap, soul,
     spirit, storm center, stuff, substance, sum and substance,
     sweetbread, the nitty-gritty, tongue, tripe, umbilicus,
     virtuality
  
  

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