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The row of bony segments that surround and protect the spinal cord
“Cervical nerve roots exit the cervical spine through the intervertebral foramina between the vertebrae.”
The central feature or main source of strength of something
“Pocklington's Mal Harrison provided the spine to his team's 154-7 with a steady 57.”
Resolution or strength of character
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“Crikey can bring you a sneak preview from what is a wonderful piece that Herald editors will hopefully develop some spine over and run in tomorrow's paper.”
Any hard, pointed defensive projection or structure, such as a prickle of a hedgehog, a spike-like projection on a sea urchin, a sharp ray in a fish's fin, or a spike on the stem of a plant
“Carry a pair of thick gloves to protect you from hedgehog spines.”
The faculty by which a person decides on and initiates action
The lower shaft of a feather, specifically the region lacking barbs
A pointed end, often sharp, abruptly terminating an organ, such as a projection at the tip of a leaf
Utter audacity, effrontery or impudence
Rib or beam
The highest point on a roof, represented by a horizontal line where two roof areas intersect, running the length of the area
A thing that extends outwards from something else
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