- spine of scapula,
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
Word Origin 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.