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  • n. Plural form of flexure.


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  • The general layout of every floor develops on the always different flexures, that enriches of shades the lightness of wall coloured mastic.

    Armani on 5th Avenue by Doriana and Massimiliano Fuksas

  • Between the narratives, a story takes shape, tracing how the flexures of life become set in patterns.

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  • For the lens, you divide up the panels, you add flexures.

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  • The quartz rock must have been quite pasty when it underwent such remarkable flexures without being shattered into fragments.

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • When the body is still more elongated, and resembles that of a serpent rather than that of a fish, as is the case in the Smuraena, there are absolutely no fins at all; and locomotion is effected by the flexures of the body, the water being put to the same use by these fishes as is the ground by serpents.

    On the Parts of Animals

  • For the veins have the shape of the entire body, like a sketch of a mannikin; in such a way that the whole frame seems to be filled up with little veins in attenuated subjects-for the space occupied by flesh in fat individuals is filled with little veins in thin ones-whereas the sinews are distributed about the joints and the flexures of the bones.

    The History of Animals

  • It has one knee in each leg, and the flexures of the limb are not manifold, as some say, although they appear to be so from the constricted shape of the region of the belly.

    The History of Animals

  • All animals supplied with blood are furnished with sinews; but in the case of animals that have no flexures to their limbs, but are, in fact, destitute of either feet or hands, the sinews are fine and inconspicuous; and so, as might have been anticipated, the sinews in the fish are chiefly discernible in connexion with the fin.

    The History of Animals

  • Other sinews, devoid of specific designation, are situated in the region of the flexures of the bones; for all the bones that are attached to one another are bound together by sinews, and a great quantity of sinews are placed in the neighbourhood of all the bones.

    The History of Animals

  • Do not wrap limbs, especially at the flexures as this will encourage contractures.

    Chapter 15


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