Usage examples for spinal

  1. He was now a man of forty- three, but seemed older, his hair turning grey, his appearance neglected, as though his shoulders had sunk in, as though something were broken in his spinal system. – The Twilight of the Souls by Louis Couperus
  2. If you will notice, you will see that each cigar has a spinal column to it, and this outer debris is wrapped around it. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  3. Then they allow it to trickle down your spinal column to the rhythm of your favorite poem- so many drops to so many feet." – Dorothy Dale at Glenwood School by Margaret Penrose
  4. The whole of the spinal cord and lower part of the brain are made up of nerve- centres of reflex action; and, in the result, we have a wonderfully perfect machine in the animal body considered as a whole. – Mind and Motion and Monism by George John Romanes
  5. The brain is continuous with the spinal cord. – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise
  6. Who can look at those massive partition- walls, the spinal column of the castle, in which are sunken deep alcoves, secret staircases, cabinets, while they themselves enclose halls as vast as that great council- room, the guardroom, and the royal chambers, in which, in our day, a regiment of infantry is comfortably lodged- who can look at all this and not be aware of the prodigalities of Crown and court? – Catherine de' Medici by Honore de Balzac
  7. With regard to the nervous system, he taught that the nerves of the senses are distinct from those which impart the power of motion to muscles- that the former are derived from the anterior parts of the brain, while the latter arise from the posterior portion, or from the spinal cord. – Fathers of Biology by Charles McRae
  8. It has the highest evolutionary value because of unique brain and spinal centers. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  9. By this means, when the blow is skilfully given, the beast is brought down at one blow, and, to prevent recovery, a cane is generally inserted, by which the spinal cord is perforated, which instantly deprives the ox of all sensation of pain. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  10. So far as I can tell the bullet just grazed the spinal cord, and it's the shock of that which makes him so quiet now. – Hidden Gold by Wilder Anthony
  11. He misjudged his time by a quarter of a turn- that is, he turned three somersaults and a quarter instead of just three- and struck the net so that he twisted his spinal column, and he died a few weeks later. – Careers of Danger and Daring by Cleveland Moffett
  12. But the true cause of this had not been suspected, except by Dr. Little; for mischief to the spinal cord may be carried very far before there is any outward sign to manifest it. – Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind by Frances Martin
  13. I most assuredly did not, for little chills began to play up and down my spinal column, and I wasn't exactly in love with the idea of having an escaped murderer crawling out of a hay- stack at midnight and cutting my throat. – The Prairie Wife by Arthur Stringer
  14. Accidents to the skull, heart diseases, nervous exhaustion, and spinal ailments seem especially amenable to music. – Increasing Personal Efficiency by Russell H. Conwell
  15. I reckon he must have shocked the spinal cord or something because I was fair paralyzed for an hour or two. – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  16. You naughty man, but I do really need some extra support for my spinal column, and it's awfully pleasant, but dear Grundy won't allow it, so we must wait for our waltz. – A Heart-Song of To-day by Annie Gregg Savigny
  17. Dr. Romberg had wisely considered my reluctance to interrupt my studies by a residence in the south, because he deemed life in a well- ordered household more beneficial to sufferers from spinal diseases than a warmer climate, when leaving home, as in my case, threatened to disturb the patient's peace of mind. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  18. The most important of the groups of bones are as follows: 1. The Spinal Column. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.