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  • n. Plural form of vertebra.


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  • It was taking a little bit of pressure off of the spinal cord because two of my vertebras had been pushed in, and exploded and they were really pushing the spinal cord to the bitter end.

    CNN Transcript Oct 8, 2009

  • And actually what Republicans were able to do, their vertebras again, they finally have a backbone.

    CNN Transcript Feb 15, 2009

  • One of his hands traced a heated path along each of her vertebras.

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  • A 750-pound cement slab fell on his head, crushing his vertebras, which they said, you know, it's a miracle he's still alive.

    CNN Transcript Aug 14, 2007

  • Common injuries are dislocated vertebras, damaged nerve tissue, or strained muscles and/or tendons.

    Chapter 12

  • He slit their stomachs open from the gills back to the tail and scooped out the entrails and threw them in the river, then he snapped the heads off cleanly by breaking the vertebras backwards; then he cut two long slices along the dorsal fin from front to back and peeled the skin off in strips.

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  • Herculean power in which the long arms approximated with a twisting, bending effect; two vertebras in Ahpilus's back at the point of least resistance separated, the spine was dislocated, and a mass of helpless, vibrating human flesh fell at the feet of the victor.

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  • They consist of one of the bones of the cranium, fifteen or twenty vertebras, two entire ribs, and part of a third, one thigh bone, two bones of the leg,

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  • These vertebras are piled up one upon the other; for God has made our bodies upright; our faces, are lifted upwards, and our eyes look straight before us.

    Twilight and Dawn Simple Talks on the Six Days of Creation

  • The fish is called a _Vertebrate_ animal, because it has a backbone, made up of numbers of separate bones called vertebras.

    Twilight and Dawn Simple Talks on the Six Days of Creation


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