from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A long, deep-seated muscle of the neck, more fully called longus colli, lying upon the front of several cervical and dorsal vertebræ, and serving to bend the neck forward or downward.


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  • Mommy thumb mainly affects two tendons — the abductor pollicis longus, or long thumb abductor, and the extensor pollicis brevis, or short thumb extensor.

    The Baby May Be Giving You Mommy Thumb

  • Despite the fact that the adjective longus can be used to express lack (longe esse ab aliqua re, i.e. distance as lack), there does not seem to be any Romance equivalent to Germanic and English long as verb meaning to yearn for (as across distance).

    Re: Longing

  • As to the muscles, there is a short flexor, a short extensor, and a ‘peronaeus longus’, while the tendons of the long flexors of the great toe and of the other toes are united together and with an accessory fleshy bundle.


  • By possessing the muscle termed ‘peronaeus longus’.


  • SS Nomar Garciaparra (left groin avulsion of the adductor longus muscle -- a ruptured tendon) is on the 60-day

  • Galileæ, quod quamuis dicatur mare, est lacus aquæ dulcis longus.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • The intransitive very inactive verb is from the 15th-century Scottish dialect noun lungis, meaning “laggard, lingerer,” rooted in the Latin Longinus, the apocryphal name of the soldier who lanced Jesus in the side, and was influenced by longus, “long,” associated with “slow.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Galile�, quod quamuis dicatur mare, est lacus aqu� dulcis longus.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Quantus nasus! aeque longus est, ait tubicina, ac tuba.

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • As happened again a short time later when Sherry encountered the palmaris longus muscle.

    Body of Knowledge


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