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  • noun Plural form of brainstem.

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Examples

  • But words have consequences, rhetoric shapes reality, and much as we like to believe that we are creatures of reason, there is something about our species' limbic system and lizard brainstems that makes us susceptible to irrational fantasies.

    Marty Kaplan: The "Lock and Load" Rhetoric of American Politics Isn't Just a Metaphor

  • But words have consequences, rhetoric shapes reality, and much as we like to believe that we are creatures of reason, there is something about our species' limbic system and lizard brainstems that makes us susceptible to irrational fantasies.

    Marty Kaplan: The "Lock and Load" Rhetoric of American Politics Isn't Just a Metaphor

  • Unfortunately the new federal law requiring the removal of spinal columns and brainstems from dead livestock has put the only rendering company in the state out of business.

    CWD Worse Than Ever In Wisconsin Counties

  • Unfortunately the new federal law requiring the removal of spinal columns and brainstems from dead livestock has put the only rendering company in the state out of business.

    CWD Worse Than Ever In Wisconsin Counties

  • He had said, We're just brainstems, pouncing at what grabs our attention.

    The Illuminated Dream

  • Psychedelic acid rock, both powerful and political, reached into our ears and shook us by the brainstems.

    Feed your Head

  • Once these evil eels crawled into their ears and wrapped themselves around their brainstems, they suddenly found themselves fibbing more than Pinocchio or, perhaps, Rod Blagojevich and, in so doing, gave Khan a really serious bomb and Kirk a really serious ulcer.

    The Ten Commandments in the World of Star Trek

  • Boxers have battled on after their brainstems have been severed.

    Clarity

  • Boxers have battled on after their brainstems have been severed.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Read what they say while demanding an apology and you're not left wondering why the Jews are being called upon to leave, but rather you're left wondering how is it that such a great country as France came to be run by people who have damaged brainstems...

    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog:

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