When he removed it, Maskull observed that the sorb was transformed into twin membranes like Spadevil's own.
On his forehead there were two flat membranes, like rudimentary eyes, but no sorb.
He possessed neither a sorb nor a third arm—so presumably he was not a native of Ifdawn.
Maskull lingered no longer, but permitted Spadevil to cover his sorb.
Spadevil pressed his hand on her sorb and kept it there for a few minutes, while he closed his own eyes.
sorb, sorb, n. one of a Slavonic race in Saxony and the neighbouring parts of Prussia.
If you attempt to pass through Ifdawn without a sorb, you are simply committing suicide.
1843, from German Sorbe, from Slavic Serb, the national designation. Slavic people surviving in Lusatia, eastern Saxony, also known as Wends. Related: Sorbian (1836); earlier Sorabian (1788), from Medieval Latin Sorabi.
"fruit of the service tree," 1520s, from French sorbe, from Latin sorbum "service-berry" (small, edible fruit of the European mountain ash), from sorbus, of uncertain origin.