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  • noun Plural form of axilla.

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Examples

  • Finally Detective Columbo of the airways got what I was suggesting (or so I thought) and proceeded to mouth very deliberately and forcefully "Is it me?" whereupon she began to snort her own axillae to determine if she was indeed the culprit.

    Lionel: Olfactory Terror at 36K Feet

  • And by lining our armpits we docs call them the axillae and groins, our dry hair actually acts as a lubricant, allowing our arms and legs to move without chafing.

    You Being Beautiful

  • And by lining our armpits we docs call them the axillae and groins, our dry hair actually acts as a lubricant, allowing our arms and legs to move without chafing.

    You Being Beautiful

  • William Haynes, who in consequence became affected with sores in their hands, followed by inflamed lymphatic glands in the arms and axillae, shiverings succeeded by heat, lassitude, and general pains in the limbs.

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox

  • All the cows and the servants employed in milking had the cow-pox; but this woman, though she had several sores upon her fingers, felt no tumours in the axillae, nor any general indisposition.

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox

  • The arms inflamed properly, fever and pain in the axillae came on precisely the same as in the former cases, and in ten days eruptions appeared, which disappeared in the course of two days.

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox

  • The arms inflamed properly, fever and pain in the axillae came on precisely the same as in the former cases, and in ten days eruptions appeared, which disappeared in the course of two days.

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox

  • William Haynes, who in consequence became affected with sores in their hands, followed by inflamed lymphatic glands in the arms and axillae, shiverings succeeded by heat, lassitude, and general pains in the limbs.

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox

  • All the cows and the servants employed in milking had the cow-pox; but this woman, though she had several sores upon her fingers, felt no tumours in the axillae, nor any general indisposition.

    On Vaccination Against Smallpox

  • The dress is a crinoline of palm-fronds, some fresh and green, others sere and brown; a band of strong mid-rib like a yellow hoop passed round the waist spreads out the petticoat like a farthingale, and the ragged ends depend to the knees; sometimes it is worn under the axillae, but in all cases the chalked arms must be outside.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

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