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shaft

 [shaft]
a long slender part, such as the diaphysis of a long bone.

di·aph·y·sis

, pl.

di·aph·y·ses

(dī-af'i-sis, -sēz), [TA]
An elongated rodlike structure, as the part of a long bone between the epiphysial extremities. The shaft of a long bone, as distinguished from the epiphyses, or extremities, and apophyses, or outgrowths.
Synonym(s): shaft [TA]
[G. a growing between]

shaft

(shaft) a long slender part, such as the diaphysis of a long bone.

shaft

(shăft)
n.
1. An elongated rodlike structure, such as the midsection of a long bone.
2. The section of a hair projecting from the surface of the body.
3. The main axis of a feather, especially its distal portion.

shaft

an elongated cylindrical object, such as a long bone between the epiphyses.

shaft

The cylindrical part of penis between the scrotum and head.

shaft

(shaft) [TA]
An elongated rodlike structure, as the part of a long bone between the epiphysial extremities.
Synonym(s): diaphysis [TA] .
[A.S. sceaft]

shaft

midsection of a long bone

shaft

(shaft) [TA]
An elongated rodlike structure.
Synonym(s): diaphysis [TA] .
[A.S. sceaft]

shaft

a long slender part, such as the portion of a long bone between the wider ends or extremities, the shaft of a hair and the central shaft of a feather.

shaft louse
see menopongallinae.

Patient discussion about shaft

Q. i'm 21 years old, and my penis outer skin covers the shaft. Is it natural to have like that? from my young age the outer skin of my penis covers my shaft, and only a little of the tip is exposed even if i try to pull the skin upwards. Is it natural to have it like that? I've seen in all porn movies and other sex videos that for all those guys the outer skin can be pulled up half the way. Will this affect my sex life?

A. i went through that link. But still i'm not clear. The flash video shown over there is different from what I can see with my penis. In the video the foreskin can be pulled a long way, and the head of the penis is fully exposed. But this doesn't happen with me. Even at erect stage, my head is exposed only a little bit( like in the first part of first picture ). Can someone give more info?

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References in classic literature ?
Some of the rival helpers, under the direction of the head of the expedition, also began sinking shafts.
If your young arm could speed a shaft for half that distance, I'd shoot with you.
The presence of ventilating shafts and wells along the hill slopes--everywhere, in fact except along the river valley --showed how universal were its ramifications.
This, however, is almost always the case; some of the perfectly straight shafts of the trees leaning at an angle of thirty degrees.
Tars Tarkas went in advance and as I reached the first of the horizontal bars I drew the ladder up after me and, handing it to him, he carried it a hundred feet further aloft, where he wedged it safely between one of the bars and the side of the shaft.
Closer and closer to the black shaft the ship sped.
So, of a sudden, without any warning, he sprang to his feet, and seized upon his bow and fitted it to a shaft.
With screams squeals, and waving of whips that caused even the shaft horses to gallop- the other sleighs followed.
In the world of my birth I never had drawn a shaft, but since our escape from Phutra I had kept the party supplied with small game by means of my arrows, and so, through necessity, had developed a fair degree of accuracy.
He saw the lion snapping and tearing at the weapon's shaft, and he saw, wonder of wonders, the naked giant who had hurled the missile charging upon the great beast, only a long knife ready to meet those ferocious fangs and talons.
Instantly the nature of the shaft became apparent to Tarzan, for far below him he saw the shimmering surface of water.
Nikita called to Vasili Andreevich who still sat in the sledge, and taking hold of one shaft he moved the sledge closer to the horse.