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Dura   /dˈʊrə/   Listen

The outermost (and toughest) of the 3 meninges.  Synonym: dura mater.

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"Dura" Quotes from Famous Books

... posse! Com' poco verde in su la cima dura, Se non e giunta dall' etati grosse! Credette Cirnabue nella pintura Tener lo campo: ed ora ha Giotto il grido, Si che la fama di colui ...
— Specimens of the Table Talk of S.T.Coleridge • Coleridge

... one night the abnormal wall-eyed man loosened a board in the sidewalk up town so that the physician and surgeon caught his foot in it and caused an oblique fracture of the scapula, pied his dura mater, busted his cornucopia ...
— Remarks • Bill Nye

... [FN274] "Dura" in MS. (p. 718) for "Zura," the classical term, or for "Zurrah," pop. pronounced "Durrah"the Holcus Sativus before noticed, an African as well as Asiatic growth, now being supplanted by maize ...
— Supplemental Nights, Volume 6 • Richard F. Burton

... Somewhere, in the years of flight, he had lost his love for the blonde, red-lipped Dura-ki, and with it had gone his bitter hatred and ...
— Bride of the Dark One • Florence Verbell Brown

... vain its forests and rivers appeared to intimidate; in vain the Rhone, with its rapid current, and its banks covered with enemies, or the Dura branched out into numberless channels, opposed his way; he passed them all with undaunted spirit, and in ten days arrived at the foot of the Alps, over which he was to explore a new passage into Italy. 26. It was in the midst of winter when this astonishing project was undertaken. ...
— Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome • Oliver Goldsmith

... lang-nebbit word! Hurrah for the erudite phrase, That in Dura Den shall be heard, That shall ...
— The Scarlet Gown - being verses by a St. Andrews Man • R. F. Murray

... is rather flattened upon the upper surface: its cavity is capacious, and there is a boney process projecting from the cranium, in place of the falx or dura mater. This Mr. Home believes is not the case ...
— An Account of the English Colony in New South Wales, Vol. 2 • David Collins

... ounces and a half of water were found in the ventricles of the brain, and the vessels of the dura ...
— An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses - With Practical Remarks on Dropsy and Other Diseases • William Withering

... the cranium, which may be divided into four parts—the medulla oblongata, the cerebellum, the pons Varolii, and the cerebrum—and it is covered by three membranes, called the meninges. The outer of these membranes, the dura mater, is a thick, white, fibrous membrane which lines the cavity of the cranium, forming the internal periosteum of the bones; it is continuous with the spinal cord to the extremity of the canal. The second, ...
— Special Report on Diseases of the Horse • United States Department of Agriculture

... right, remembering that far better is a fiery furnace with an angel for company, than worshiping a brazen image on the plains of Dura. ...
— Wit, Humor, Reason, Rhetoric, Prose, Poetry and Story Woven into Eight Popular Lectures • George W. Bain

... 932, wrote that the excuses given for the imprisonment of Flinders formed "pauvres pretextes"; but declared that the seals put on Flinders' papers in Mauritius were "loyalement respecte pendant les six ans que dura la captivite du navigateur anglais." That was true. It is a pleasure to acknowledge that all the references to Flinders which the author has seen in French works unanimously and strongly condemn the treatment of him, ...
— Terre Napoleon - A history of French explorations and projects in Australia • Ernest Scott

Words linked to "Dura" :   meninx, tentorium, dural, meninges

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