The first and last lines of Lolita make my dorsal hairs quiver, as Nabokov intended.
Relatively misshapen and formless, the dorsal figure is perhaps even more expressive of physical torment.
These differences are probably associated with an absence of the remarkable mode of union of the scapulæ with the dorsal vertebræ.
He divides the vertebral columns into cervical, dorsal, and lumbar portions.
dorsal long, with a twisted crest; all stainless grass-green.
Just below the dorsal, on the background of gold, was a line of black dots.
The absence of dorsal markings is uncommon in the entire species, but it is most frequent in individuals from the Guianas.
Scutum: the second dorsal sclerite of the meso- and meta-thorax.
The spinous armature of the opercle and the two spines of the first dorsal fin constitute the weapons.
Here the body is shorter and purse-like, and the fins are dorsal and rounded.
1540s, from Middle French dorsal (14c.), from Late Latin dorsalis, corresponding to Latin dorsualis "of the back," from dorsum "back," of uncertain origin.
dorsal dor·sal (dôr'səl)
Of, toward, on, in, or near the back or upper surface of an organ, a part, or an organism.
Lying on the back; supine.