Main support; firmest part
Any of numerous often weedy plants of several genera of the composite family, including Cirsium, Carduus, and Onopordum, having prickly leaves and floral bracts.
(Vulgar Slang) A person considered to be mean or contemptible, especially a man.
The series of joined vertebrae forming the axial support for the skeleton; spine; backbone
A transient wave or variation in potential difference that propagates along a nerve axon
A spikelike protrusion
A spikelike protrusion
The definition of a quill is a stiff feather in a bird's wing or tail, the hollow stem of a feather or the spines from a porcupine.
A straight line along which any part of a wave of radiant energy is regarded as traveling from its source to any given point
Needle is defined as a thin and sharp piece of metal used in sewing, used to give injections, and used in a variety of other situations where a thin and sharp piece of metal is pointed on one end.
The main shaft of a bird's feather, especially the part to which the barbs are attached.
A column of vertebrae
Lace worked by the needle.
(Bot.) Of or relating to the side of a leaf or other structure away from the axis; abaxial
Of, relating to, or located on the same side of the body as the spinal cord; dorsal.
Causing trouble or vexation; thorny:
Shaped like a spicule; needlelike
Having spines or similar projections; spiny.
Covered with or having spines, thorns, or prickles
Any of a large group of chordates of the subphylum Vertebrata (or Craniata), characterized by having a backbone. Vertebrates are bilaterally symmetrical and have an internal skeleton of bone or cartilage, a nervous system divided into brain and spinal cord, and not more than two pairs of limbs. Vertebrates have a well-developed body cavity (called a coelom) containing a chambered heart, large digestive organs, liver, pancreas, and paired kidneys, and their blood contains both red and white corpuscles. Vertebrates include fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.
An imaginary line around which an object rotates. In a rotating sphere, such as the Earth and other planets, the two ends of the axis are called poles. The 23.45° tilt of the Earth's axis with respect to the plane of its orbit around the Sun causes the Northern and Southern Hemispheres to point toward and away from the Sun at different times of the year, creating seasonal patterns of weather and climate. Other planets in the solar system have widely varying tilts to their axes, ranging from near 0° for Mercury to 177° for Venus.
The state or quality of mind or spirit that enables one to face danger, fear, or vicissitudes with self-possession, confidence, and resolution; bravery.
The highest point, level, degree, etc.
One who is vivacious or lively; one who evinces great activity or peculiar characteristics of mind or temper.
Anything that keeps troubling, vexing, or irritating one, like a constantly pricking thorn
Any of the segments, composed of cartilage in cartilaginous fishes and of bone in other vertebrates, that form the spinal column.
The strength of will to carry out one's decisions, wishes, or plans.
(Slang) Any sharp medical device, as a hypodermic needle
A sheet of any substance beaten or rolled until very thin.
A small spike; esp., an individual unit of a flower cluster of a grass
The definition of a spur is anything that pushes someone or something forward or a device that goes over a shoe during horseback riding for the rider to use to push the horse forward.
Full of or covered with spines
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