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- n. The scapula.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The scapula. See blade, 4.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The scapula or shoulder-blade.
Allusion is here made to the bladebone (scapula), and the bone which passes down from the shoulder-joint to the breast-bone (viz. the coracoid).
"The arrow that can go through a deer's bladebone can go through a man's."
I'll give charge of dis here pick'd bladebone of a dead donkey that walks about in
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Rohan went with others to enter a church where the peasants were retreated, thinking to get victuals by love or by forces; but he got the worst of it, as they all did, and came back with seven sword wounds on the head, the least of which penetrated to the inner table of the skull; and he had four other wounds upon the arms, and one on the right shoulder, which cut more than half of the bladebone.
"Your Burmese is there: triple fracture of the left parietal, left clavicle and bladebone badly crushed; trephined him last night.