raven's beak

raven's beak

the coracoid bone in the bird.
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Some 19th century methods were swinging the baby upside-down (Schulz swinging); rhythmic traction of the tongue (the Laborde method); tickling the chest, mouth or throat; yelling; shaking; dilating the rectum using a raven's beak or a corn cob; electric shocks; nebulisation with brandy mist; and insufflation of tobacco smoke into the rectum.
Louis it must have been damaged, because by the time it shows up in photographs of the Exposition, the raven's beak has been replaced with a new one.
What threw me was the sudden appearance of archive footage from his 70s heyday, stomping about in platform heels, BacoFoil shoulder pads and massive raven's beak black quiff to the loud glam-rock stylings of I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am).
There was a squawking, feather-scattering, rolling tumble, and the wizard tied the bark fiber securely around the raven's beak.
The shells don't get hard enough to withstand a raven's beak until the slow-moving reptile is 4 years to 7 years old.
In the forefront, jumbled parts--a raven's beak, a glaring eye--jut off a degenerating totem pole.
It will never betray you nor run dry, It will pour water for the pilgrims, It is between dirt and blood, And where the raven's beak sinks .