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Noun
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.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
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.”
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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.”
Noun
The faculty by which a person decides on and initiates action
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The state or quality of being mucronate
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Utter audacity, effrontery or impudence
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Rib or beam
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The highest point on a roof, represented by a horizontal line where two roof areas intersect, running the length of the area
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A thing that extends outwards from something else
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Any of the flat appendages growing from a bird's skin and forming its plumage, consisting of a partly hollow horny shaft fringed with vanes of barbs
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