The first and last lines of Lolita make my dorsal hairs quiver, as Nabokov intended.
Relatively misshapen and formless, the dorsal figure is perhaps even more expressive of physical torment.
These differences are probably associated with an absence of the remarkable mode of union of the scapulæ with the dorsal vertebræ.
Just below the dorsal, on the background of gold, was a line of black dots.
Anal fin resembling the second dorsal, greyish, with the margin dull-purple.
Scutum: the second dorsal sclerite of the meso- and meta-thorax.
dorsal long, with a twisted crest; all stainless grass-green.
He divides the vertebral columns into cervical, dorsal, and lumbar portions.
The absence of dorsal markings is uncommon in the entire species, but it is most frequent in individuals from the Guianas.
Here the body is shorter and purse-like, and the fins are dorsal and rounded.
1540s, from Middle French dorsal (14c.), from Late Latin dorsalis, corresponding to Latin dorsualis "of the back," from dorsum "back," of uncertain origin.
dorsal dor·sal (dôr'səl)
Of, toward, on, in, or near the back or upper surface of an organ, a part, or an organism.
Lying on the back; supine.