It smacks of yet another instance of the administration unveiling policy with good spin and no spine.
He'd taken the bullet low in the spine, and he'd not have another erection in this life.
At the crucial moment, she stiffened George HW Bush's spine to fight to rescue Kuwait in the first Gulf War.
“The lack of signature by you sends chills up my spine,” Graham says.
That first case of chills, however, shivers down your spine two seconds before, when before seeing her, we hear her voice.
Barclay struck it sharply with the cane, and it fell writhing on the bed, its spine broken.
The spine of its neck was so constructed that it could describe a circle with its head.
She pointed with her finger to a slight curve at the upper part of the spine, between the shoulder and neck.
The spine of the other guard had been broken by a bullet, so that recovery was clearly impossible.
"Gee, it feels funny," he added, grinning as he pulled the wet shirt away from his spine.
c.1400, "backbone," later "thornlike part" (early 15c.), from Old French espine (French épine), from Latin spina "backbone," originally "thorn, prickle," from PIE *spei- "sharp point" (cf. Latin spica "ear of corn," Old Norse spikr "nail;" see spike (n.1)). Meaning "the back of a book" is first attested 1922.
See spinal column.
Any of various short pointed projections, processes, or appendages of bone.