Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The humerus.
  • n. The shoulder-blade.

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Examples

  • We came upon the gnawed and mutilated body of the puma, its shoulder-bone smashed by a bullet, and perhaps twenty yards farther found at last what we sought.

    The Island of Doctor Moreau

  • Amalrus went down, dying beneath the trampling hoofs, his shoulder-bone hewn in twain by Prospero's two-handed sword.

    Wings in the Night

  • Realizing that the warrior was hopelessly insane, the Cimmerian side-stepped, and as the maniac went past, he swung a cut that severed the shoulder-bone and breast, and dropped the man dead beside his dying victim.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • Till the dead man laid a clammy hand hard on his shoulder-bone.

    The Moon of Skulls

  • And then for the land-service, to see how the bear tore out his shoulder-bone; how he cried to me for help and said his name was Antigonus, a nobleman.

    The Winter’s Tale

  • Valerius leaned from his saddle and slashed down with his great sword, severing shoulder-bone and breast.

    The Bloody Crown of Conan

  • Above the crunch of the rending mail, she distinctly heard the snap of the shoulder-bone.

    The Coming Of Conan The Cimmerian

  • Ribs and shoulder-bone parted and blood spouted from the great gash.

    The Conan Chronicles

  • Realizing that the warrior was hopelessly insane, the Cimmerian sidestepped, and as the maniac went past, he swung a cut that severed the shoulder-bone and breast, and dropped the man dead beside his dying victim.

    Conan The Warrior

  • Hanson's staring came to an end as the lash cut down across his shoulders, biting through to the shoulder-bone.

    The Sky Is Falling

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