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construction that can be used to extend the meaning of a word or phrase but is not one of the main constituents of a sentence adjunct
sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depth alto relievo , alto rilievo , high relief
sculptural relief in which forms extend only slightly from the background; no figures are undercut bas relief , basso relievo , basso rilievo , low relief
any of various more-or-less horizontal spars or poles used to extend the foot of a sail or for handling cargo or in mooring boom
natural family planning in which ovulation is assumed to occur 14 days before the onset of a period (the fertile period would be assumed to extend from day 10 through day 18 of her cycle) calendar method , calendar method of birth control , rhythm , rhythm method , rhythm method of birth control
large triangular muscle covering the shoulder joint and serving to abduct and flex and extend and rotate the arm deltoid , deltoid muscle , musculus deltoideus
one of 12 vertebrae in the human vertebral column; thoracic vertebrae extend from the seventh cervical vertebra down to the first lumbar vertebra dorsal vertebra , thoracic vertebra
resembles a thimble on a finger; the surface of the fertile portion is folded into wrinkles that extend from the top down; fruiting begins in spring before the leaves are out on the trees early morel , Verpa bohemica
electric cord used to extend the length of a power cord extension cord
hoop worn beneath a skirt to extend it horizontally; worn by European women in the 16th and 17th centuries farthingale
rod of wood or steel or fiberglass that is used in fishing to extend the fishing line fishing pole , fishing rod
large edible clam found burrowing deeply in sandy mud along the Pacific coast of North America; weighs up to six pounds; has siphons that can extend to several feet and cannot be withdrawn into the shell geoduck
Muslim community or people, considered to extend from Mauritania to Pakistan Islamic Ummah , Islam Nation , Muslim Ummah , Umma , Ummah
one of the main longitudinal beams (or plates) of the hull of a vessel; can extend vertically into the water to provide lateral stability keel
symptom of meningitis; patient cannot extend the leg at the knee when the thigh is flexed because of stiffness in the hamstrings Kernig's sign
one of 5 vertebrae in the human vertebral column; lumbar vertebrae extend from the twelfth thoracic vertebra down to the sacral vertebrae lumbar vertebra
one of two thick muscles running from the sternum and clavicle to the mastoid and occipital bone; turns head obliquely to the opposite side; when acting together they flex the neck and extend the head musculus sternocleidomastoideus , sternocleidomastoid , sternocleido mastoideus , sternocleidomastoid muscle
operation conducted primarily by naval forces in order to gain or extend or maintain control of the sea naval campaign
reach beyond; extend or surpass outreach
(dentistry) malocclusion in which the upper teeth extend abnormally far over the lower teeth overbite
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