shoulder-blade


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shoulder-blade

/shoul·der-blade/ (-blād) scapula.

shoulder-blade

See SCAPULA.
References in classic literature ?
As they reached the water's edge De Vac was walking with his right shoulder behind his companion's left, in his hand was gripped the keen blade and as the woman halted on the dock the point that hovered just below her left shoulder-blade plunged, soundless, into her heart at the same instant that De Vac's left hand swung up and grasped her throat in a grip of steel.
Sol-leks was limping, and Dub was suffering from a wrenched shoulder-blade.
I knew, then, that it was no more than a flesh wound,--I had felt the steel grate on his shoulder-blade,-- and I raised the knife to strike at a more vital part.
Short led the way; with the flat box, the private luggage (which was not extensive) tied up in a bundle, and a brazen trumpet slung from his shoulder-blade.
His spine and shoulder-blades stood out like the bones under the hide of a dead steer left in the fields.