The bone brings to heraldry the association with mortality that it holds outside of the subject. The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P93 The precise part of the body in question is often specified, but no significant difference in meaning can be ascertained. On other occaisions a weak pun seems to be the aim, for bones appear often in the arms of the family BAINES. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Bones