from The Century Dictionary.
- noun That part of the spine in quadrupeds which extends from between the shoulder-blades to the loins, and which the animal cannot reach to scratch.
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- noun The part of an animal's
skinthat it cannot reach to scratch itself - usually the space between the shoulder blades.
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Curious word of the day: acnestis - that part of an animal's skin that it cannot reach to scratch.
In what has to be the longest post-election season in living memory, the last five months have felt like an acnestis upon our collective soul; like that little patch of skin on our backs that we just can't reach to scratch ourselves.