Mer"ry*thought`(?), n. The forked bone of a fowl's breast; -- called also wishbone. See Furculum.
It is a sportive custom for two persons to break this bone by pulling the ends apart to see who will get the longer piece, the securing of which is regarded as a lucky omen, signifying that the person holding it will obtain the gratification of some secret wish.
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