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  • n. Plural form of musculature.


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  • In recent years, we've seen an increasing number of latter-day sequels attempt to revive aging franchises: Terminator 3, Rocky Balboa, Rambo, in which pre-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone showed off impressive musculatures underneath sagging, leathery skin.

    Alex Remington: Spielberg's the Biggest Director in Hollywood -- So Why's He Cashing In On Indiana Jones Again?

  • Some teachers start with sound production - experiment with differnt musculatures until the sound is clear, resonant and easy - without ever directing the student to stand or relax in a certain way.

    Vocal development goal

  • Either the dominance was incomplete, or there was a conflict of dominance between the two; in either case, the theoretical result was that the usually synchronized arrival of nerve impulses to the paired speech musculatures of centrally located structures like the tongue, lips, and jaw was incorrectly timed.

    Knotted Tongues

  • The lady wrestlers adopted supercilious expressions and, it seemed to him, tightened their musculatures, just in case he intended to try something funny.

    On the Indian World-Mountain

  • This volume even though brief will be highly appreciated by very many students of normal and of abnormal psychology because it is the first book to afford them just what, in an elementary way, they need concerning the nervous system, the essential musculatures, and the epithelia, whose manifold activities are in some certain mode concomitant to the succession of compound mental events.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • Although the entire paper is of interest and of value to the student of psychopathology, the purposes of this review can best be served by citing the following conclusions of the author: The motor manifestations of stuttering are found to consist of asynergies in the three musculatures of speech -- breathing, vocalization and articulation.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology


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