Plowshare bone
Plowshare Plow"share`, Ploughshare Plough"share", n. The share of a plow, or that part which cuts the slice of earth or sod at the bottom of the furrow. [1913 Webster]

{Plowshare bone} (Anat.), the pygostyle. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Plowshare — Plow share , Ploughshare Plough share , n. The share of a plow, or that part which cuts the slice of earth or sod at the bottom of the furrow. [1913 Webster] {Plowshare bone} (Anat.), the pygostyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ploughshare — Plowshare Plow share , Ploughshare Plough share , n. The share of a plow, or that part which cuts the slice of earth or sod at the bottom of the furrow. [1913 Webster] {Plowshare bone} (Anat.), the pygostyle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ploughshare — may refer to the following:* Ploughshare an alternative spelling of Plowshare * Ploughshares , an American literary journal *Operation Plowshare *Plowshares Movement *Plowshare bone, in the anatomy of birds it is the pygostyle or vomer… …   Wikipedia

  • Pygostyle — Py go*style, n. [Gr. pygh the rump + ? a pillar.] (Anat.) The plate of bone which forms the posterior end of the vertebral column in most birds; the plowshare bone; the vomer. It is formed by the union of a number of the last caudal vertebr[ae],… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pygostyle — py·go·style (piґgo stīl) a flat bone at the end of the vertebral column of birds, representing the union of several vertebrae and serving as a site of attachment for the tail feathers. Called also plowshare bone …   Medical dictionary

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  • vo|mer — «VOH muhr», noun. 1. (in most vertebrates) a bone of the skull in or near the nose. 2. (in man) a bone forming a large part of the nasal septum (partition between the nostrils) and having the shape of a plowshare. ╂[< Latin vōmer, eris… …   Useful english dictionary

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

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