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cord

 [kord]
any long, cylindrical, flexible structure; called also chord, chorda, and funiculus.
spermatic cord the structure extending from the abdominal inguinal ring to the testis, comprising the pampiniform plexus, nerves, ductus deferens, testicular artery, and other vessels.
spinal cord see spinal cord.
tethered cord a congenital anomaly resulting from defective closure of the neural tube; the conus medullaris is abnormally low and tethered by a short, thickened filum terminale, fibrous bands, intradural lipoma, or some other intradural abnormality. Surgical correction in infancy or early childhood is necessary to prevent progressive neurological deficit in the lower limb and bladder dysfunction.
umbilical cord see umbilical cord.
vocal c's see vocal cords.

chord

(kôrd)
n.
Anatomy Variant of cord..
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Head4Arts provided a music teacher for the choir and Strike a Chord was born.
The literary method of these two is, essentially, that pioneered by the late Auberon Waugh and now mainly represented by Julie Burchill: you simply write down everything that comes into your head, however idiotic, and hope that enough of it will sound funny, or strike a chord with some nitwit.
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