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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The cowl-muscle or trapezius of man: so called because, taken with its fellow of the opposite side, it has been likened to a monk's hood or cowl. See trapezins.


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  • My hands went down on her neck, between the _musculus cucullaris_ and the _sternocleido mastoideus_.

    Dr. Dumany's Wife


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