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Shoulder blade   /ʃˈoʊldər bleɪd/   Listen
Shoulder blade

Either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings.  Synonyms: scapula, shoulder bone.

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"Shoulder blade" Quotes from Famous Books

... may chop and change, which changes are generally marked by little iron crosses in the woods, but, once they have settled down, desertion is far rarer than in civilised countries. I have seen a native workman with his shoulder blade in his arm-pit, his face cut to ribbons, and with pieces of casting sticking to his back through the carrying away of a crane, cavil against the idea of being taken into the township where the doctor was, ...
— Argentina From A British Point Of View • Various

... thick for me, and in a moment my heels were being trodden upon. I took to the gutter, the roughness of which I found painful to my feet, and forthwith the shaft of a crawling hansom dug me forcibly under the shoulder blade, reminding me that I was already bruised severely. I staggered out of the way of the cab, avoided a perambulator by a convulsive movement, and found myself behind the hansom. A happy thought saved me, and as this drove slowly along I ...
— The Invisible Man • H. G. Wells

... going around making sounds just like a deer. Sometimes them bucks would really believe you and want to fight and then it was dangerous. When you was close you shot that arrow into the deer right behind the shoulder blade. That way when he jumped, the shoulder blade comes back and breaks off the shaft. The man would grab the shaft and suck off the blood. Then he'd make a little fire on a flat stone and when it was hot he'd sweep off the fire and spit that on the stone and it would bubble up and disappear. Then you'd ...
— Washo Religion • James F. Downs

Words linked to "Shoulder blade" :   acromion, articulatio humeri, endoskeleton, shoulder joint, glenoid fossa, scapula, os, shoulder, glenoid cavity, bone, acromial process, shoulder bone

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