Origin of skull
Examples from the Web for skull
He fell 40 feet and fractured his skull, hip, and nose, and lay there motionless.Creed Singer Scott Stapp’s Fall From Grace: From 40 Million Albums Sold to Living in a Holiday Inn|Marlow Stern|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Katniss walks through mountains of skeletons, at one point recoiling in horror as she inadvertently steps on a skull.'Mockingjay—Part 1’ Is the Most Violent ‘Hunger Games’ Yet|Kevin Fallon|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He subsequently told the Post that it was clear he had killed bin Laden because his skull was split open.Bin Laden ‘Shooter’ Story Is FUBAR, Special Ops Sources Say|Shane Harris|November 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Before the 16thcentury, Spanish conquest, the Aztecs saw the skull as a symbol of rebirth.
Your Advanced Combat Helmet weighs seven pounds and the back pads press furiously into the corners of your skull.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The braincase of the skull is crushed in three places as though by a raptor's beak.American Weasels|E. Raymond Hall
The falling keystone crushed his skull in, and the genius of the place was thus avenged.The Ingoldsby Country|Charles G. (Charles George) Harper
Never mind having crushed my skull, as I really wanted a chance to give a good turn to the local doctor.
The outline of Tso-mavang is like that of a skull seen from the front, and we had now to explore the very top.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Sven Hedin
Wrap the skull muscles on with excelsior rolled in palms of hands.Taxidermy|Leon Luther Pray
British Dictionary definitions for skull
Word Origin for skull
Word Origin and History for skull
"bony framework of the head," c.1200, probably from Old Norse skalli "a bald head, skull," a general Scandinavian word (cf. Swedish skulle, Norwegian skult), probably related to Old English scealu "husk" (see shell (n.)). But early prominence in southwestern texts suggests rather origin from a Dutch or Low German cognate (e.g. Dutch schol "turf, piece of ice," but the sense of "head bone framework" is wanting). Derivation from Old French escuelle seems unlikely on grounds of sound and sense. Old English words for skull include heafod-bolla.