Definitions

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  • n. A nerve, or string, supposed to be essential to life.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A nerve, or string, that is imagined to be essential to life.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A nerve or string in the body imagined to be essential to life; hence, in the plural, the essential supports of life.

Etymologies

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life +‎ string

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