Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
SKULLSimple Kernel Utility for Loading Localities
References in classic literature ?
was the skull nailed to the limb with the face outwards, or with the face to the limb?"
He put his finger on a skull. "This was Brother Anselmo--dead three hundred years--a good man."
Strapped on either breast were human skulls and depending from these a number of dried human hands.
"Better not ask," responded Peg, looking up at the skull.
"I presume, sir," said he at last, "that it was not merely for the purpose of examining my skull that you have done me the honour to call here last night and again today?"
No portions of the body of Tairraz, other than a piece of the skull, had been found.
They were a taller people, too, with better-shaped skulls and more intelligent faces.
Then, this young gentleman, going to a little cupboard, returned with a thigh-bone, which in former times must have been part and parcel of some individual at least as long as himself, and placed the same in the hands of Mr Tappertit; who, receiving it as a sceptre and staff of authority, cocked his three-cornered hat fiercely on the top of his head, and mounted a large table, whereon a chair of state, cheerfully ornamented with a couple of skulls, was placed ready for his reception.
Wide prairies Vegetable productions Tabular hills Slabs of sandstone Nebraska or Platte River Scanty fare Buffalo skulls Wagons turned into boats Herds of buffalo Cliffs resembling castles The chimney Scott's Bluffs Story connected with them The bighorn or ahsahta Its nature and habits Difference between that and the "woolly sheep," or goat of the mountains
Some day I will let you try to crush in my skull, and afterward you will know more about tigers than you do now."
Naturalists frequently speak of the skull as formed of metamorphosed vertebrae: the jaws of crabs as metamorphosed legs; the stamens and pistils of flowers as metamorphosed leaves; but it would in these cases probably be more correct, as Professor Huxley has remarked, to speak of both skull and vertebrae, both jaws and legs, &c.,--as having been metamorphosed, not one from the other, but from some common element.
I twigged it, knew it; had had the gift, might readily have prophesied it --for when I clapped my eye upon his skull I saw it.