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Curvature of the spine
Curvature Cur"va*ture (k?r"v?-t?r; 135), n. [L. curvatura. See Curvate.] 1. The act of curving, or the state of being bent or curved; a curving or bending, normal or abnormal, as of a line or surface from a rectilinear direction; a bend; a curve. --Cowper. The elegant curvature of their fronds. --Darwin. 2. (Math.) The amount of degree of bending of a mathematical curve, or the tendency at any point to depart from a tangent drawn to the curve at that point. Aberrancy of curvature (Geom.), the deviation of a curve from a circular form. Absolute curvature. See under Absolute. Angle of curvature (Geom.), one that expresses the amount of curvature of a curve. Chord of curvature. See under Chord. Circle of curvature. See Osculating circle of a curve, under Circle. Curvature of the spine (Med.), an abnormal curving of the spine, especially in a lateral direction. Radius of curvature, the radius of the circle of curvature, or osculatory circle, at any point of a curve.
dumb spinet
Manichord Man"i*chord, Manichordon Man`i*chor"don, [L. monochordon, Gr. ?; -- so called because it orig. had only one string. See Monochord.] (Mus.) The clavichord or clarichord; -- called also dumb spinet.
Espinel
Espinel Es"pi*nel, n. A kind of ruby. See Spinel.
Railway spine
Railroad Rail"road`, Railway Rail"way`, n. 1. A road or way consisting of one or more parallel series of iron or steel rails, patterned and adjusted to be tracks for the wheels of vehicles, and suitably supported on a bed or substructure. Note: The modern railroad is a development and adaptation of the older tramway. 2. The road, track, etc., with al the lands, buildings, rolling stock, franchises, etc., pertaining to them and constituting one property; as, certain railroad has been put into the hands of a receiver. Note: Railway is the commoner word in England; railroad the commoner word in the United States. Note: In the following and similar phrases railroad and railway are used interchangeably: Atmospheric railway, Elevated railway, etc. See under Atmospheric, Elevated, etc. Cable railway. See Cable road, under Cable. Perry railway, a submerged track on which an elevated platform runs, fro carrying a train of cars across a water course. Gravity railway, a railway, in a hilly country, on which the cars run by gravity down gentle slopes for long distances after having been hauled up steep inclines to an elevated point by stationary engines. Railway brake, a brake used in stopping railway cars or locomotives. Railway car, a large, heavy vehicle with flanged wheels fitted for running on a railway. [U.S.] Railway carriage, a railway passenger car. [Eng.] Railway scale, a platform scale bearing a track which forms part of the line of a railway, for weighing loaded cars. Railway slide. See Transfer table, under Transfer. Railway spine (Med.), an abnormal condition due to severe concussion of the spinal cord, such as occurs in railroad accidents. It is characterized by ataxia and other disturbances of muscular function, sensory disorders, pain in the back, impairment of general health, and cerebral disturbance, -- the symptoms often not developing till some months after the injury. Underground railroad or railway. (a) A railroad or railway running through a tunnel, as beneath the streets of a city. (b) Formerly, a system of co["o]peration among certain active antislavery people in the United States, by which fugitive slaves were secretly helped to reach Canada. Note: [In the latter sense railroad, and not railway, was used.] ``Their house was a principal entrep[^o]t of the underground railroad.' --W. D. Howells.
Spineback
Spineback Spine"back`, n. (Zo["o]l.) A fish having spines in, or in front of, the dorsal fins.
Spinebill
Spinebill Spine"bill`, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of Australian birds of the genus Acanthorhynchus. They are related to the honey eaters.
Spined
Spined Spined, a. Furnished with spines; spiny.
Spine-finned
Spine-finned Spine"-finned`, a. (Zo["o]l.) Having fine supported by spinous fin rays; -- said of certain fishes.
Spinel
Spinel Spi*nel", Spinelle Spi*nelle", n. [F. spinelle, or LL. spinellus, perhaps from L. spina a thorn, a prickle, in allusion to its pointed crystals.] (Min.) A mineral occuring in octahedrons of great hardness and various colors, as red, green, blue, brown, and black, the red variety being the gem spinel ruby. It consist essentially of alumina and magnesia, but commonly contains iron and sometimes also chromium. Note: The spinel group includes spinel proper, also magnetite, chromite, franklinite, gahnite, etc., all of which may be regarded as composed of a sesquioxide and a protoxide in equal proportions.
Spinel
Spinel Spin"el, n. Bleached yarn in making the linen tape called inkle; unwrought inkle. --Knight.
Spineless
Spineless Spine"less, a. Having no spine.
Spinelle
Spinel Spi*nel", Spinelle Spi*nelle", n. [F. spinelle, or LL. spinellus, perhaps from L. spina a thorn, a prickle, in allusion to its pointed crystals.] (Min.) A mineral occuring in octahedrons of great hardness and various colors, as red, green, blue, brown, and black, the red variety being the gem spinel ruby. It consist essentially of alumina and magnesia, but commonly contains iron and sometimes also chromium. Note: The spinel group includes spinel proper, also magnetite, chromite, franklinite, gahnite, etc., all of which may be regarded as composed of a sesquioxide and a protoxide in equal proportions.
Spinescence
Spinescence Spi*nes"cence, n. The state or quality of being spinescent or spiny; also, a spiny growth or covering, as of certain animals.
Spinescent
Spinescent Spi*nes"cent, a.[L. spinescens, -entis, p. pr. of spinescere to know to grow thorny, fr. spina a thorn: cf. F. spinescent.] (Bot.) Becoming hard and thorny; tapering gradually to a rigid, leafless point; armed with spines. --Gray.
Spinet
Spinet Spi"net, n. [L. spinetum. See Spinny.] A spinny. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
spinetail
Ruddy Rud"dy, a. [Compar. Ruddier; superl. Ruddiest.] [AS. rudig. See Rud, n.] 1. Of a red color; red, or reddish; as, a ruddy sky; a ruddy flame. --Milton. They were more ruddy in body than rubies. --Lam. iv. 7. 2. Of a lively flesh color, or the color of the human skin in high health; as, ruddy cheeks or lips. --Dryden. Ruddy duck (Zo["o]l.), an American duck (Erismatura rubida) having a broad bill and a wedge-shaped tail composed of stiff, sharp feathers. The adult male is rich brownish red on the back, sides, and neck, black on the top of the head, nape, wings, and tail, and white on the cheeks. The female and young male are dull brown mixed with blackish on the back; grayish below. Called also dunbird, dundiver, ruddy diver, stifftail, spinetail, hardhead, sleepy duck, fool duck, spoonbill, etc. Ruddy plover (Zo["o]l.) the sanderling.
Spinetail
Spinetail Spine"tail`, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any one or several species of swifts of the genus Acanthylis, or Ch[ae]tura, and allied genera, in which the shafts of the tail feathers terminate in rigid spines. (b) Any one of several species of South American and Central American clamatorial birds belonging to Synallaxis and allied genera of the family Dendrocolaptid[ae]. They are allied to the ovenbirds. (c) The ruddy duck. [Local, U.S.]
Spine-tailed
Spine-tailed Spine"-tailed, a. (Zo["o]l.) Having the tail quills ending in sharp, naked tips. Spine-tailed swift. (Zo["o]l.) See Spinetail (a) .
Spine-tailed swift
Spine-tailed Spine"-tailed, a. (Zo["o]l.) Having the tail quills ending in sharp, naked tips. Spine-tailed swift. (Zo["o]l.) See Spinetail (a) .
Spineted
Spineted Spin"et*ed, a. Slit; cleft. [Obs. & R.]
telltale spine
Tattler Tat"tler, n. 1. One who tattles; an idle talker; one who tells tales. --Jer. Taylor. 2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of large, long-legged sandpipers belonging to the genus Totanus. Note: The common American species are the greater tattler, or telltale (T. melanoleucus), the smaller tattler, or lesser yellowlegs (T. flavipes), the solitary tattler (T. solitarius), and the semipalmated tattler, or willet. The first two are called also telltale, telltale spine, telltale tattler, yellowlegs, yellowshanks, and yelper.

Meaning of Spine from wikipedia

- Spine(s), The Spine, or Spinal may refer to: SPINE (molecular biology), an acronym for Strep-Protein INteraction Experiment, a method for the detection...
- developed keratinized penile spines along the glans and/or shaft, which may be involved in ****ual selection. These spines have been described as being...
- The vertebral column, also known as the backbone or spine, is part of the axial skeleton. The vertebral column is the defining characteristic of a vertebrate...
- there extends backward a thin and pointed triangular eminence, the ischial spine, more or less elongated in different subjects. It can serve as a landmark...
- Scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person's spine has a sideways curve. The curve is usually "S"- or "C"-shaped over three dimensions. In some...
- Brent Jay Spiner (/ˈspaɪnər/; born February 2, 1949) is an American actor, comedian, musician and singer best known for his portrayal of the android Data...
- "three natural curves [that] are present in a healthy spine.".It is also called neutral spine. Looking directly at the front or back of the body, the...
- individual **** posts or binding posts, twin loop spine coils, plastic spiral coils, and plastic spine combs. For protection, the bound stack is either...
- A dendritic spine (or spine) is a small membranous protrusion from a neuron's dendrite that typically receives input from a single axon at the synapse...
- The Spine is the tenth full-length studio album by They Might Be Giants. The album was released on July 5, 2004 in the UK, and July 13 in the US. The...
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