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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 ?
Lady," he said, "pray accept this little pledge from a poor stroller who would devote the best shafts in his quiver to serve you.
But, as he mortally feared these shafts, it became impossible for him to invent a tale he felt he could trust.
This, however, is almost always the case; some of the perfectly straight shafts of the trees leaning at an angle of thirty degrees.
Two of the troykas were the usual household sleighs, the third was the old count's with a trotter from the Orlov stud as shaft horse, the fourth was Nicholas' own with a short shaggy black shaft horse.
Feeling up along the sides of the shaft as far as he could reach, the ape-man discovered that so much of the wall as he could feel converged toward the center of the shaft as it rose.
Before him he saw the straight lines of the shafts which constantly deceived him into thinking they were on a well-travelled road, and the horse's swaying crupper with his knotted tail blown to one side, and farther ahead the high shaft-bow and the swaying head and neck of the horse with its waving mane.
1-20) I sing of Artemis, whose shafts are of gold, who cheers on the hounds, the pure maiden, shooter of stags, who delights in archery, own sister to Apollo with the golden sword.
The shaft-horses were tilted against the shafts by the ruts, but the dexterous driver sitting on the box held the shaft over the ruts, so that the wheels ran on the smooth part of the road.
But now, strange to say, in the shafts of such a cart he saw a thin little sorrel beast, one of those peasants' nags which he had often seen straining their utmost under a heavy load of wood or hay, especially when the wheels were stuck in the mud or in a rut.
Rory was on the left side of the pole, and had not even a shaft to protect him.
As I hastened above to explore the strange shaft I found that the ladder of horizontal bars mounted always as far above me as my eyes could reach, and as I ascended, the light from above grew brighter and brighter.
We had come quite close to the city when my attention was attracted toward a tall, black shaft that reared its head several hundred feet into the air from what appeared to be a tangled mass of junk or wreckage, now partially snow-covered.