from The Century Dictionary.
- Vertebrated; furnished with a backbone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Vertebrate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective with a strong
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When it comes to vertebrate backboned creatures other than humans, only one—the naked mole rat—has achieved the same grade of social organization.
She used to say she and Rose Kennedy had much in common; both were iron-backboned New Englanders with nine children, then she'd laugh and go back to washing the laundry.
If you agree with the conclusion you are as thin-backboned as Gaius Baltar and just as easily manipulated (this is coming NOT-from an atheist BTW).
Mammals are then grouped with the classes of other backboned animals, such as reptiles, into a "subphylum," Vertebrata, which is part of the "phylum" Chordata, containing all animals which have a nerve chord at some time in their life cycle.
Finally, backboned America has a forum besides Dennis Kucinich's website.
It turns out lampreys, long thought to have taken a different evolutionary road than almost all other backboned animals, may not be so different after all, especially in terms of the genetics that govern their skeletal development.
I was struck, as I listened to Bush provide his typical mealymouthed and shallow interpretation of the Intelligence report to a (finally) backboned media, at how easily he ignores and twists fact.
And while some of the same stars of varying hues and ethnicities — Zidane, Thierry Henry, Lilian Thuram — still backboned the national team, neo-fascism was alive and all too well throughout the country.
The reverse is in fact true: the most common backboned creature on our planet is a fish known as the benttooth bristlemouth, and it is only found in the deep sea.
Should anyone be surprised that the generation that invented free love, dodged the draft and sucked on joints till the cows came home, also spawned a new generation of inward gazing, government mistrusting, jellied backboned excuses for human beings?