from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A plural of cranium.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of cranium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of living Brachiopoda; -- so called from its fancied resemblance to the cranium or skull.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of cranium.
  • n. A genus of Brachiopoda, typical of the family Craniidæ. See cut under Craniidæ.


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  • Their words of contempt and hatred will never change the opinion of anyone here – and our words will never penetrate their thick, racist, stubborn crania.

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  • Mr. Hirst's dead sharks and electrocuted flies, butchered lambs and diamond-studded crania are all reminders of the futility of human struggle and the inevitability of death.

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  • Marcus Aurelius's hair stands energetically up, a nimbus of corkscrewing locks, not a bit like the conventional signs for hair that plaster so many Roman marble crania.

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  • The perceived price to pay for being wrong extends well beyond the walls of our crania.

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  •            I am an artist who has made plaster casts of the crania of noted physicists, including Max Planck and Charles Glover Barkla.

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  • Repeat visits have confirmed that this last seems to be a fan favorite, for everyone man, woman and especially child seems to be captivated by the sight of these surprisingly nonghastly compacted crania.

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  • His interest in computer modeling goes back forty years to his multiple-discriminant analysis of Egyptian crania, carried out on an IBM 7090 computer at Harvard, published in the Papers of the Peabody Museum in 1966.

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  • It was a mystery: Mountains of skulls with stoved-in crania, ulnas protruding from eye sockets, mandibles cradling shinbones, swirling heaps of sucked, yellow ribs, like the nests of enormous birds—the Minotaur could not help but recognize his own, distinctive handiwork.

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  • I am here to answer questions they'd never even be able to fit inside their yutzik crania.

    Too Fast to be Fat

  • I have learned so much from it ie reasons for collecting whale post crania.

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