shoulder-girdle love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The pectoral or scapular arch or girdle. See pectoral, girdle, under girdle, and cuts under epipleura, interclavicle, omosternum, sternum, scapula, scapulocoracoid, and shoulder.


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  • We shall omit here any detailed reference to the other three memoirs, which deal with the hyoid, with the branchial arches and the structures which correspond in air-breathing Vertebrates, and with the bones of the shoulder-girdle.

    Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology

  • These memoirs (published in the _Annales du Muséum d'Histoire naturelle_, vols.ix. and x., 1807) dealt with the homology between the bones of the pectoral fin and girdle in fish and the bones of the arm and shoulder-girdle in higher Vertebrates, with the homologies of the bones of the sternum, and with the determination of the pieces of the skull, particularly in the crocodile.

    Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology

  • Thus most patients are made comfortable if an appropriate bandage is used to transfer the weight of the breasts from the arm-pits and the front of the chest to the bones of the shoulder-girdle.

    The Prospective Mother, a Handbook for Women During Pregnancy

  • The scapula and clavicle, the bones of the body connected with the fore-limb, are frequently styled the pectoral girdle, or shoulder-girdle; this name of girdle will appear less of a misnomer when lower vertebrate types are studied.

    Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata

  • He has separated the head from the spine, instead of cutting through the spine lower down, as most persons would have done: he removed the arms with the entire shoulder-girdle, instead of simply cutting them off at the shoulder-joints.

    The Eye of Osiris

  • He was covered all over with a suit of armor made of thousands and thousands of tiny scales, so small and fine that the eye could hardly separate them, and from the bony shoulder-girdle just behind his gills a raised line, dark and slightly waving, ran back to his tail, like the sheer-line of a ship.

    Forest Neighbors Life Stories of Wild Animals

  • What the shoulder-girdle of Stereognathus might be like is uncertain.

    Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley — Volume 2

  • "But what instantly arrested my attention on reading the newspaper report was the unusual manner in which the arm had been separated; for, besides the bones of the arm proper, there were those of what anatomists call the 'shoulder-girdle' -- the shoulder-blade and collar-bone.

    The Eye of Osiris


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