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main body

noun, Nautical
the hull, as distinguished from the rest of a ship. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • High-speed boat use is allowed only on the main body of the lake, where waterskiing is a popular pursuit.
  • The other end leads back down the dendrite into the main body of the neuron.
  • The main body of his poems is educative and preparatory.
  • The stream would have to be crossed twice in the face of the enemy to unite with the main body.
  • The main body of the paper is tightly and elegantly written.
  • It seems to me that the headline lifts a quote from the main body of the story.
  • Without his noticing it, the luggage van was uncoupled from the main body of the train and joined onto another.
  • It's reported to have a faint greenish glow, or coma, around its main body.
  • Readers will learn that all insects have certain things in common: three main body parts and an exoskeleton.
  • Cut out all three parts: main body, parachute and hair.

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