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1 spine

The series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord.

synonyms: back, backbone, rachis, spinal column, vertebral column.

Roget 861: courage, bravery, valor; resoluteness, boldness etc. adj.; spirit, daring, gallantry, intrepidity; contempt of danger, defiance of danger; derring-do; ... show more

Dutch: ruggegraat, ruggengraat, ruggestreng, wervelkolom
Polish: kręgosłup, stos pacierzowy

2 spine

Any sharply pointed projection.

synonyms: acantha, spur.

Roget 253: sharpness etc. adj.; acuity, acumination; spinosity.    point, spike, spine, spicule [Biol.], spiculum; needle, hypodermic needle, tack, ... show more

3 spine

A small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf.

synonyms: pricker, prickle, spikelet, sticker, thorn.

Dutch: aartjes, doorn, doren, dorentje, prikkel, stekel
Polish: cierń

4 spine

The part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved:
— The title and author were printed on the spine of the book.

synonym: backbone.

Polish: grzbiet książki

5 spine

A sharp rigid animal process or appendage; as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin.

Dutch: doorn, rug, ruggengraat, stekel
Polish: kolec

Moby thesaurus: advocate, alpenstock, arm, athletic supporter, back, backbone, backing, bandeau, barb, barbel, barbule, bearer, bilge, blain, bleb, blister, blob, boss, bow, bra ... show more.

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