Origin of spine
Examples from the Web for spine
Morris struggled to straighten his back, which involved stiffening a spine rarely used.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The results were awful: marked osteoporosis in the spine, hip, and femur.
He survived, Risner says, but was left permanently injured by a bullet to his spine.
Its spine, too, “‘hubbed’ as the most prized European classics are,” is decorated with delicate gold squiggles and a star.
Dr. Neal is a spine surgeon who made a trip to heaven while drowning in a kayak accident in South America.
But in another minute the beer had gone to his head, and a faint and even pleasant shiver ran down his spine.Crime and Punishment|Fyodor Dostoevsky
Illness may also result from small stones, or the spine of the nopal placed in the body by the same agency.Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)|Carl Lumholtz
This consists of two huge masses filled with a jellylike substance, below the spine, and separated by a narrow median septum.Zoology: The Science of Animal Life|Ernest Ingersoll
It acts upon the heart, the spine and the nerve centers and causes paralysis.
A creepy, shivery feeling runs up and down my spine; a fear of which I am ashamed seizes upon me.The Best Psychic Stories|Various
British Dictionary definitions for spine
Word Origin for spine
Word Origin and History for spine
c.1400, "backbone," later "thornlike part" (early 15c.), from Old French espine (French épine), from Latin spina "backbone," originally "thorn, prickle," from PIE *spei- "sharp point" (cf. Latin spica "ear of corn," Old Norse spikr "nail;" see spike (n.1)). Meaning "the back of a book" is first attested 1922.