Definition of Spines

1. Noun. (plural of spine) ¹



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Definition of Spines

1. spine [n] - See also: spine

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spines

spinebills
spineboard
spineboards
spinechilling
spined
spinel
spinel ruby
spineless
spinelessly
spinelessness
spinelessnesses
spinelike
spinelle
spinelles
spinels
spines (current term)
spinescence
spinet
spinetail
spinets
spinette
spinettes
spinfoam
spinfoams
sping
spings
spinier
spiniest

Literary usage of Spines

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"Subglobose and very stout: ribs about 15, covered with broad, dark red spines, the radials spreading, the central one recurved and very stout. Mex. ..."

2. The Cactaceae: Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Joseph Nelson Rose (1919)
"It is without spines and the flowers are unknown. Series 4. ... Plants often growing in large mounds; joints globular to oblong; spines usually slender, ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"D. Color of spines red 5. utilis DD. Color of spines yellowish green 6. Forsten CO. Habit of ¡vs. more or lees recurved: color of spines usually white. ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The skeleton always has the form of spines which radiate from л central point within the capsule where they are all fitt<>d to one another. ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1887)
"J. CUNNINGHAM has compared the cervical spines in fifteen Europeans and twenty-four ... The spines of the third, fourth, and fifth vertebrae are, ..."

6. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1889)
"The body is armed with hairs and spines as follows: Two large spines 1 mm. long, forked at the apex on the dorsum of the 2d segment; below these on either ..."

7. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences by Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (1871)
"rays are without spines or tubercles. Four of the interradial regions of the upper surface have each a single large spine near the margin, and one of them ..."

8. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1896)
"One pair of lateral fins lying on the trunk and tail ; one row of spines : body ... Hooks 8, broad at their base but very sharply pointed ; spines in a ..."

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