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  • n. Plural form of brainpan.


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  • I hope it brings smiles and chuckles and a few brain cells floating upside down in the lakes of your brainpans.

    Sinking feelings aboard the Seaview

  • For that matter, any of the brainpans on the Hill might have asked why Ford and GM managed to build viable auto businesses all over the world but not in North America.

    A Car Wreck Made in Washington

  • Why not just put a bullet to their brainpans and get it over with?

    From On High

  • That cranky organ of the "pro-life" movement, LifeSite News, takes on the environmental movement this week, passing on a bizarre meme rocketing around right-wing brainpans these days.

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • Other marks depicted beasts long departed from this earth or never here, mere figment residents of brainpans long since empty as an old gourd.

    Cold Mountain

  • Phyrexians penetrated by falcons jittered in death spasms, their punctured bowels or chests or brainpans boiling with vicious motion.

    Time Streams

  • Red shafts jutted from the bellies and brainpans of fallen monsters-boar-headed men, demon-eyed beasts, four-armed killers, things with scorpion tails, snake bodies, roach legs ....

    Mercadian Masques

  • They saw that several of the asserted miracles were simply hoaxes or delusions; they suspected that the unknown tongues might be nothing but the senseless bubbling of overheated brainpans; they perceived that the Doctor in his enthusiastic flights was soaring clear into the murky clouds of

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 35, September, 1860

  • It was the feeling and the sense of a dismal exhalation from him, an unhealthy and unnatural mental effluvium that served so indelibly to fix the bodily image of him in the brainpans of casual and uninformed passers-by.

    The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

  • G. Schwalbe has recently used the glabella-inion line (glabella, the central point between the arches of the eyebrows; inion, the protuberance of the occiput at the median line) for the comparison of the brainpans at the sagittal sutures, while H. Klaatsch has returned to the glabella - lambda line formerly proposed by Hamy (lambda, the point of union of the lambdoid and sagittal sutures).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss


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