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spur

 [sper]
1. a spiked object or goad.
2. a projecting body, as from a bone; called also calcar.
Calcaneal (heel) spur. From Frazier et al., 2000.

cal·car

(kal'kar), [TA]
1. A small projection from any structure; internal spurs (septa) at the level of division of arteries and confluence of veins when branches or roots form an acute angle.
See also: vascular spur.
2. A dull spine or projection from a bone.
Synonym(s): spur [TA]
[L. spur, cock's spur]

spur

(spur)
1. calcar; a spiked projecting body, as from a bone.
2. in dentistry, a piece of metal projecting from a plate, band, or other appliance.

calcaneal spur  a bone excrescence on the lower surface of the calcaneus which frequently causes pain on walking.
scleral spur  the posterior lip of the venous sinus of the sclera to which most of the fibers of the trabecular reticulum of the iridocorneal angle and the meridional fibers of the ciliary muscle are attached.

spur

(spûr)
n.
A spine or projection from a bone.

spur

Etymology: AS, spura
a projection of bone from a body structure or of metal from an appliance. See also exostosis.

spur

Orthopedics A bony projection often arising in a calcified tendon. See Calcaneal spur.

cal·car

(kal'kahr) [TA]
1. A small projection from any structure; internal spurs (septa) at the level of division of arteries and confluence of veins when branches or roots form an acute angle.
2. A spine or projection from a bone.
Synonym(s): spur.
[L. spur, rooster's spur]

spur

  1. a short shoot on which flowers are borne.
  2. an extension of a leafbase below its point of attachment to the petiole.
  3. a hollow, conical projection from the base of a petal, as in the larkspur.

Spur

Any projection from a bone.
Mentioned in: Rotator Cuff Injury

spur

1. an abnormal projecting body, as from a bone.
2. a piece of riding gear worn on the heel of a horserider's boot and used to urge on a horse to a faster speed by digging the spur into the flank.
3. a sharp, horn-covered, bony projection from the shank of male birds of some species. Used as a weapon. Called also metatarsal spur.
4. tracheal spur, the ridge of tracheal cartilage that separates the beginning of the right bronchus from the beginnings of the left one.

spur veins
subcutaneous veins visible over the ventral part of the chest of a horse (superficial thoracic vein). Subject to laceration by indiscriminate use of sharp spurs by the vigorous rider.
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Y se you where ye went with your decyplys after your cene to [thorn]e place of your passyon and [thorn]er, of your owne fre will, ye were betrayed of your owne deciple and all for me; takyn and withhold with cruell Juys and all for me; and [thorn]er were ye streytly bound and all for me; sore betyn with scorgys and all for me; smetyn in your blessyd visage and opon your nek, and all for me; your blessyd visage all ouer-couerde with ther orible spettyngis and all for me; clo[thorn]yd in purpure with a cepttre in your honde, and all for me; naylyd with hard nayles, persyde with a spere and hangyd by-twene theuys, and all for me; fed with aysell and galle and all for me, and at [thorn]e last ye bowed down your hede and yelde vp your speryt, and all for me.
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The Great Hall has a glorious timbered roof, spere truss and intermediate roof trusses supported on massive corbels, which sit on a cross rail, together with wall plates decorated with battlementing.
t] one spere smote downe Sir Sagramour Sir Ector Sir Vwayne & sir Gawayne [110.
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Tille pat I see his body bare And sithen my fyngir putte in thare Within his hyde, And fele the wounde pe spere did schere Ri3t in his syde, Are schalle I trowe no tales betwene.
Of early cruck construction, its spere truss is still complete and there is still evidence of the original hall that once formed the main body of the building.