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du·ra mat·er

(dū'ră mā'tĕr), [TA]
Pachymeninx (as distinguished from leptomeninx, the combined pia mater and arachnoid); a tough, fibrous membrane forming the outer covering of the central nervous system, consisting of periosteal and meningeal dura layer and an inner part, the dural border cell layer, continuous with the arachnoid barrier cell layer.
Synonym(s): dura [TA], pachymeninx [TA]
[L. hard mother, mistransl. of Ar. umm al-jāfīyah, tough protector or covering]

dura

du·ra ma·ter

(dūr'ă mā'tĕr) [TA]
Pachymeninx (as distinguished from leptomeninx, the combined pia mater and arachnoid); a tough, fibrous membrane forming the outer covering of the central nervous system.
Synonym(s): dura.
[L. hard mother, mistransl. of Ar. umm al-jāfīyah, tough protector or covering]

Dura

The strongest and outermost of three membranes that protect the brain, spinal cord, and nerves of the cauda equina.
Mentioned in: Disk Removal
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Without stating it explicitly, Duras imagined that what would result in action is not an encouragement of the reader's subjective agency while reading but exactly the opposite, namely the inhibition of the process of reading.
Cet entrecroisement de la vie et de l'oeuvre de M'ne de Duras se repercute dans les notes qui accompagnent chacun des trois romans.
Les Oeuvres de Mme de Duras en leur temps" follows the author from 1821 to 1839, identifying the key stops on her trajectory as a writer and providing documentation based on Duras's journal, her correspondence, and relevant primary source material.
The volume ends with reviews of five texts on Duras published between 2002 and 2005.
The resulting, warts-and-more-warts portrait does not lack detail on that great subject, but the film does smack - with its preponderance of scenes in which Duras drinks, suffers delusions, grouses, manipulates and has a hard time writing herself - of shadow-dweller's vengeance.
By the late 1940s, Duras had also acquired a well-earned and generally know reputation for amorous meanderings.
The story is vaguely autobiographical: Duras as a young woman in Indochina also had an Asian lover.
Duras was previously with Tandberg Data as general manager and vice president of sales and marketing, where he was responsible for profit-and-loss, increasing sales, engineering a complete restructuring of U.
Duras will continue as Vice President, a position he has held since June 1998, growing the Tandberg Data channel and sales.
The main thrust of Water's argument is that the sexual difference between Duras and Robbe-Grillet fuels their rivalry.
Duras, a 17-year veteran of sales management, is responsible for overseeing the distribution and retail sales channels and managing the internal sales force.
Williams announced his presence in the world of Duras criticism with two excellent articles, on, respectively, Le Camion and Aurelia Steiner (Paragraph, 15 (1992), 38-72) and the literary relationship between Duras and Yann Andrea (MLR, 87 (1992), 576-84).