obliquus capitis superior muscle

(redirected from Superior obliques capitis muscle)

ob·li·quus ca·pi·tis su·pe·ri·or mus·cle

(ōb-lī'kwŭs kap'i-tis sŭ-pēr'ē-ŏr mŭs'ĕl)
Suboccipital muscle; origin, transverse process of atlas; insertion, lateral third of inferior nuchal line; action, rotates head; nerve supply, suboccipital.
Synonym(s): musculus obliquus capitis superior, superior oblique muscle of head.
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He keeps his grandson shut up, when he isn't riding or walking with his tutor, and makes him study very hard.
It came to her naturally, so her family said, and perhaps for this reason she, like Tom Tulliver's clergyman tutor, "set about it with that uniformity of method and independence of circumstances which distinguish the actions of animals understood to be under the immediate teaching of Nature.
We did; and, Tedo, you know, I helped you in prosecuting (or persecuting) your tutor, whey-faced Mr.
I have a room up-stairs, furnished for him in handsome style; I've engaged a tutor, also, to come three times a week, from twenty miles' distance, to teach him what he pleases to learn.
In this age, he would have been a Professor; in that age, he was a Tutor.
My son's tutor is a conscientious gentleman; and if I had not implicit reliance on my son, I should have reliance on him.
Have you ever heard of any tutor whom you would prefer to another?
We sat together four hours, in which time I wrote down a great number of words in columns, with the translations over against them; I likewise made a shift to learn several short sentences; for my tutor would order one of my servants to fetch something, to turn about, to make a bow, to sit, or to stand, or walk, and the like.
The intendant was careful to bring them up as befitted their real rank, and soon appointed a tutor to teach the young princes how to read and write.
When he outgrew her care her husband was appointed as his tutor and governor, so that he had never been separated from this excellent couple, who loved him as tenderly as they did their only daughter Zayda, and were warmly loved by him in return.
And moreover I shall not hold it any dishonour to be so mounted, for I remember having read how the good old Silenus, the tutor and instructor of the gay god of laughter, when he entered the city of the hundred gates, went very contentedly mounted on a handsome ass.
The mother and tutor both rushed toward the window but before they had crossed half the room the boy had leaped nimbly to the sill and entered the apartment with them.

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