What is another word for spines?

Pronunciation: [spˈa͡ɪnz] (IPA)

When we hear the word "spines," we typically think of the bony protrusions that line the backs of certain animals. However, there are a number of other words that can be used to describe spines in different contexts. For example, "bristles" can be used to describe the small, spiky hairs on a porcupine's back. "Quills" are the sharp, pointed spines on the backs of hedgehogs and porcupines. "Prickles" can refer to the sharp spines found on the stems and leaves of some plants. And in a more metaphorical sense, "backbones" can be used to describe a person's strength and resilience. Regardless of the context, spines are often associated with protection and defense, making them an important feature of many animals and plants.

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Usage examples for Spines

The spines are scattered over the entire under side of these branches and hang down for 3-6 mm.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc."
George Francis Atkinson
Sometimes the spines on the top of the group are twisted or curled in a peculiar way.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc."
George Francis Atkinson
The spines are very long and straight and hang downward in straight parallel lines from the sides of the mass.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc."
George Francis Atkinson

Famous quotes with Spines

  • The worst evil is - and that's the product of censorship - is the self-censorship, because that twists spines, that destroys my character because I have to think something else and say something else, I have to always control myself.
    Milos Forman
  • Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
    Billy Graham
  • Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
    Stanislaw Lem
  • Cannibals prefer those who have no spines.
    Stanislaw Lem
  • Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.
    William Franklin Billy Graham

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