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Synonyms for scapula

either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings

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A huge tattoo of Sunday Silence stretches across the shoulderblades of Maria Borell, the trainer of sprint star Runhappy.
TV presenter Richard Keys was also at the match but there's only one place the club would bury a hatchet with him - somewhere in the vicinity between his shoulderblades.
Because cats's collar bones are not attached to the shoulder joint, and their shoulderblades swing along with their legs, they have a broader range of movement and can also slip through small spaces.
They were all over 20," he assured me, then changed the picture: a nude woman standing on a balcony, looking out, her buttocks and shoulderblades shining in the camera's flash, the background a nothing of night.
however they [the ship's officers] may thump and punch me about, I have the satisfaction of knowing that it is all right; that everybody else is one way or other served in much the same way--either in a physical or metaphysical point of view, that is; and so the universal thump is passed round, and all hands should rub each other's shoulderblades and be content.
Turn your upper arms out and under, bringing your shoulderblades closer to your spine and lifting your chest.
At least I know now, having seen Fran Cosgrave's shoulderblades, what the Mandarin for 'Westlife's former bodyguard' is.
And we whacked him on the shoulderblades with blunt kitchen knives.
Collarbones, shoulderblades and sometimes also the bone knobs of the hand and spinal ridge can be discerned.
Joe is nodding, pleased and proud in the background, and [Simon] can feel the sun on his shoulderblades and he can scarcely contain the bounding joy he feels.
Bohan, who works for Steve Gollings and is facing a minimum of six weeks on the sidelines, said: "The T7 vertebra is right in the middle of the shoulderblades and is too low for a neck collar and too high up for a brace, so it is up to me to keep myself supported and not do anything silly.
Tarver underwent surgery which involved a cathometer inserted into his heart through the groin and shoulderblades in a bid to locate the troublesome artery which was causing the problem and to burn it out of his system.
And Defend EXspot is convenient to use -- just 1 ml applied between your dog's shoulderblades, or 1 ml both at the shoulderblades and tailbase for dogs over 33 pounds.