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body cast

Etymology: AS, bodig, body; ONorse, kasta
a molded cast that may extend from the chest to the groin to immobilize the spine.

body cast

A cast used to immobilize the spine. It may extend from the thorax to the pelvis.
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Jackson's escapades with cars -- rooted, no doubt, in the years he spent in the body cast -- were only marginally less madcap.
He played tournaments wearing a body cast from the neck to his hips in the months that followed, and today he has a 16-inch metal rod in his spine.
but one theory is he wears a strengthened body cast under his suit with a false arm attached to the building hiding a length of steel.
24, the Texan was back in his native state at the Naval Hospital at Corpus Christi where he would spend the next 22 months, 12 of which were spent in a full body cast while his reattached legs healed.
Treatment required him to be in a body cast and wheelchair; in short, he lost his ability to walk for two years.
A glass case prominently placed at the top of the stairs contained Baartman's body cast and organs.
But the hordes of panting males - and a few females - were left disappointed as a strip of frosted window covered the modesty of the model, who is having her legendary body cast for charity.
Yet the aborted child is a pariah: its tiny broken body cast away in a garbage bag shroud or incinerated.
Robson returned home from Poland on Tuesday afternoon sporting a plaster body brace likened to a suit of armour, and though doctors in Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital removed the offending item, he will have to wear a plastic body cast for at least a couple of months.
South African cricket's controlling body cast doubt on a report that a life ban on disgraced former captain Hansie Cronje would be announced this week.