The nature of the post-anal spine has been strangely misinterpreted by some writers.
A cold shiver went down his spine just thinking about it; a primal fear of dark and dank places.
Eventually, when the right and left feet of the coracoids overlap each other, the anterior sternal spine contains a foramen.
The margins of these leaf-like branches are more or less crenately notched, the notches representing buds, as do the spine-clusters in the spiny genera; and from these crenatures the large showy flowers are produced.
- a, Bed-bug (Cimex lectularius, Linn.); newly hatched young from beneath; b, from above; d, egg, magnified 25 times; c, foot with claws; e, serrate spine, more highly magnified.