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malleus

 [mal´e-us]
the outermost and largest of the three ossicles of the ear; called also hammer. See also color plates.

mal·le·us

, gen. and pl.

mal·le·i

(mal'ē-ŭs, mal'ē-ī), [TA]
The largest of the three auditory ossicles, resembling a club rather than a hammer; it is regarded as having a head, below which is the neck, and from this diverge the handle or manubrium, and the slender, anterior process; from the base of the manubrium the short lateral process arises. The manubrium and lateral process are firmly attached to the tympanic membrane, and the head articulates with a saddle-shaped surface on the body of the incus.
Synonym(s): hammer
[L. a hammer]

hammer

(hăm′ər)
n.
Anatomy See malleus.

ham′mer·er n.

mal·le·us

, pl. mallei (mal'ē-ŭs, -ī) [TA]
The largest of the three auditory ossicles, resembling a club rather than a hammer; it is regarded as having a head, below which is the neck, and from this diverge the handle or manubrium, and the slender, anterior process; from the base of the manubrium the short lateral process arises. The manubrium and lateral process are firmly attached to the tympanic membrane, and the head articulates with a saddle-shaped surface on the body of the incus.
Synonym(s): hammer.
[L. a hammer]

hammer

see MALLEUS.
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Most shooters who carry one use the cocked-and-locked mode--full magazine, cartridge in the chamber, hammer at full cock and manual safety engaged.
What most defined Hammer's filmmaking was her deeply political and subversive gaze, which was not only not male, but was also not straight.
That way, only the part that is defective comes out, then continue using the chisel to wedge out the rest of the pieces!' 'What happens with the hammer method they are following?' asked my host curiously.
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Hammer responded, 'If your answer is 'post a selfie,' then I think we need a cultural revamp across the board.'
Today his collection at his home in Maysville, Kentucky, includes 18,000 hammers (and another 800 duplicates he'd happily sell).
The win enabled Hammer to join the ranks of golfing greats Chick Evans, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Crenshaw, Curtis Strange, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods as Western Amateur winners.
Although she's long been a radical force, institutional recognition of her work has been slow in coming: The Museum of Modern Art in New York held a retrospective screening series in 2010, followed by another in 2012 at Tate Modern in London, but the very public embrace of Hammer in 2017 was on a scale finally in accord with her contributions.
Hammer Fiber, in conjunction with its technology partners in Europe, have been running both laboratory and field trials on the live network of a prominent LTE mobile operator for the past 12 months and the results have surpassed expectations.