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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.”
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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.”
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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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A hard, sharp and pointed projection or structure
“Carry a pair of thick gloves to protect you from hedgehog spines.”
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The faculty by which a person decides on and initiates action
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An abruptly tapering point or a sharp spine
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Utter audacity, effrontery or impudence
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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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Rib or beam
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