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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A thin, sharp needle. Also: Backbone.

Usage examples (36)
  • The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.
  • The title and author were printed on the spine of the book
  • Osteoporosis causes fractures in bone that project "inward from what we call our spine," she explains.
  • For Tanzanian guide George Mavroudis, the animal most likely to send shivers up his spine is the African lion. for more
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