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  • But to me the hard cartilage is like eating the bones of a fish.†   (source)
  • His father's plate is polished clean, the chicken bones denuded of cartilage and chewed to a pinkish pulp, the bay leaf and cinnamon stick as good as new Ashoke shakes his head at Gogol, disapproving, unyielding.†   (source)
  • Every time I coughed, the pain from my torn thoracic cartilage felt like someone was jabbing a knife beneath my ribs, and brought tears to my eyes.†   (source)
  • I swung an elbow blindly and felt it connect; I felt cartilage crunch as I turned, ready for whoever came next.†   (source)
  • They injected synthetic cartilage material and shaved the meniscus.†   (source)
  • Impossibly tall, four-armed, molded in chrome and cartilage, the Shrike turned its red gaze on us.†   (source)
  • Sean had played every minute of both games with a torn cartilage in his knee, and afterwards had to be treated by trainers.†   (source)
  • Fuentes and his assistant, this old pro named Winky, who had slurred speech and the cartilage removed from his nose from being battered so many years ago, gathered the Teen Pugs in the back of the gym for a pep talk.†   (source)
  • I feel a crunch of cartilage as he cries out.†   (source)
  • I had several painful ribs, although I couldn't tell if they were broken or if the cartilage was torn.†   (source)
  • Emily and Francesca Selvaggio were joined from the chest to the upper abdomen, sharing an umbilical cord, skin, muscle, and rib cartilage.†   (source)
  • The cartilage in his nose was twisted—it'd been broken by the lash of a wayward logging cable in the winter of 1915.†   (source)
  • Fluoroquinolones cause cartilage damage in immature beagle pups.†   (source)
  • Four of his knuckles were disjointed, and white cartilage showed through his mangled skin.†   (source)
  • Your nose ignites, flameless kerosene (and, some say, Drano) laced with ephedrine you want to cry powdered demons bite through cartilage and sinuses, take dead aim at your brain, jump inside want to scream troops of tapping feet fall into rhythm, marking time, right between your eyes get the urge to dance louder, louder, ultra gray-matter power, shock waves of energy mushroom inside your head you want to let go detonate, annihilate barriers, bring down the walls, unleashing…†   (source)
  • She couldn't have been more than fourteen or fifteen and seemed to have as many piercings in the cartilage of each ear.†   (source)
  • On the basis of height and weight he'd assumed she was around twenty-four months, he said, but the development of cartilage in the carpals and metacarpals indicated that she was closer to three.†   (source)
  • He cussed, wincing as he pulled at the cartilage.†   (source)
  • And it was good, Colin supposed, if you happened to enjoy searching through an endless labyrinth of bones and cartilage for the occasional sliver of meat.†   (source)
  • He felt the solid blow as he connected, heard the crunch of cartilage and the man's scream.†   (source)
  • "Not an option," Adam told the doctor, which left the alternative "Band-Aid" option: removal of all the loose cartilage and bone shards "floating" in and around his ankle joints.†   (source)
  • The sharp crack of the knife ripping through cartilage.†   (source)
  • he drove the blade between the vertebrae and the brain. It was an easy shot now and he felt the cartilage sever.†   (source)
  • How those shark-cartilage supplements treating you?†   (source)
  • He cut the cartilages that connected the two ribs to the breastbone.†   (source)
  • She hit him again, heard the crunch of cartilage as his nose fountained more blood.†   (source)
  • More cartilage and tendon tissue were lost from the chronic inflammation.†   (source)
  • Deftly he slit its throat, and as the blood spilled across the table with no ceremonial bowl to catch it, he turned the knife and slid it into the body just below the cartilage at the top of the rib cage.†   (source)
  • She learned that she had torn the cartilage of two ribs, that she had sprained an ankle, ripped patches of skin off one knee and one elbow, and acquired a few bruises spread in purple blotches over her body.†   (source)
  • I did not know if the dovelike cartilage was part of the sand dollar's circulatory system or not and I never tried to find out.†   (source)
  • He lunged, the rigid fingers of his left hand clamped vice-like over the man's face as he plunged the letter-opener into the soldier's neck, the blade rushing through sinew and fragile cartilage, severing the windpipe.†   (source)
  • It was the size of a golf ball, protruding from his spine, feeling like cartilage.†   (source)
  • He ate as he made his way back to the arroyo, chewing the soft bone cartilage of pork ribs he found.†   (source)
  • Conventional X rays don't provide good images of cartilage.
  • She is experimenting with lab-grown cartilage.
  • I sat up: oblique strain to the cartilage between the lower ribs.†   (source)
  • He picked up a bottle of shark-cartilage capsules, examining it, then set it aside.†   (source)
  • I couldn't imagine someone actually wanting some shark cartilage for Christmas.†   (source)
  • My worst problem, though, was my chest: the dry hack I'd picked up weeks earlier in Lobuie had gotten so bad that I'd torn some thoracic cartilage during an especially robust bout of coughing at Camp Three.†   (source)
  • A friend who worked at Claire's at the mall did her piercings the following weekend— —a string of holes in each ear, up through the cartilage, a stud in her nose, and a ring in her eyebrow (though that one didn't last; it soon got infected and had to be taken out, the remaining scar a spiderweb tracing).†   (source)
  • A gloved hand came down hard over her mouth and nose, and she thought she heard cartilage crack in her nose.†   (source)
  • He started with the deepest layers of the girl's face, with the bones and cartilage, and slowly worked his way outward, singing all the while.†   (source)
  • An involuntary groan escaped him as his fingers popped back into their sockets, and as his abraded tendons and crushed cartilage regained the fullness of their proper shapes, and as the flaps of skin hanging from his knuckles again covered the raw flesh below.†   (source)
  • I was flipped onto my back, one of the man's forearms braced against my neck, crushing the fragile rings of cartilage.†   (source)
  • Her perky breasts pushed through her shama while the cartilage of her nose had collapsed to form a saddle nose.†   (source)
  • That's more than Prof Vogel could ever say of his cartilages.†   (source)
  • Chunks of cartilage that didn't have anything except life so they grew on chemicals.†   (source)
  • It was a little discouraging that the girls were his heiresses, as he right away told me, probably guessing that I wasn't bringing out the flower of my charm for his old cartilage-heavy Rembrandt of a squash nose with its white hairs and gunpowder speckles.†   (source)
  • But still they are the admiration of the rest of the mud-sprung, famine-knifed, street-pounding, war-rattled, difficult, painstaking, kicked in the belly, grief and cartilage mankind, the multitude, some under a coal-sucking Vesuvius of chaos smoke, some inside a heaving Calcutta midnight, who very well know where they are.†   (source)
  • But he was one up on the cartilage.†   (source)
  • ANOTHER (in a hollow voice, darting on all-fours from under the table, where he had crept): And if you would not perish in flower o' youth, —Oh, mention not the fatal cartilage!†   (source)
  • The Marquis de Forestelle's monocle was minute and rimless, and, by enforcing an incessant and painful contraction of the eye over which it was incrusted like a superfluous cartilage, the presence of which there was inexplicable and its substance unimaginable, it gave to his face a melancholy refinement, and led women to suppose him capable of suffering terribly when in love.†   (source)
  • Phipps, the Unitarian, had a front tooth broken, and Henfrey was injured in the cartilage of his ear.†   (source)
  • As we age, muscles grow tough, because of increased collagen in the connective tissue—that's the glue, you see, the chief component of bones and cartilage.†   (source)
  • When gelatinous cells began to produce glutens in place of mucin, the fetal fluid solidified into fibrous connective tissue, to cartilage; and he watched as calcium salts and fats were extracted from the surrounding liquid to form bone.†   (source)
  • …tubes filled with marrow, some like blades, some like bulbs, some torqued vertebrae, but all originating in a gelatinous base that with the help of calcium salts and lime had grown Arm enough to support the rest; with its joints made of tendons, cartilage, and slippery, well-oiled balls and sockets; with its more than two hundred muscles; with its central system of organs for nutrition and respiration, for registering and transmitting stimuli; with its protective membranes, serous…†   (source)
  • Perhaps we may yet meet with some of those saurians which science has reconstructed out of a bit of bone or cartilage.†   (source)
  • The bull, thus secured, could not move; and while Jack held his head I drew my knife and pierced the cartilage of his nose, and when the blood flowed less freely, passed a stout cord through the hole.†   (source)
  • Her clean-cut head, with prominent, bright, spirited eyes, broadened out at the open nostrils, that showed the red blood in the cartilage within.†   (source)
  • The ornaments that were ordinarily pendant from the cartilages of his ears had been removed, on account of his present pursuit.†   (source)
  • They consist of two distinct series: the series of bony fish, in other words, those whose spines have vertebrae made of bone; and cartilaginous fish, in other words, those whose spines have vertebrae made of cartilage.†   (source)
  • A large drop, composed of similar materials, was suspended from the cartilage of his nose, and, falling below his lips, rested on his chin.†   (source)
  • I didn't laugh—I am always thankful for that—but the strain ruptured every cartilage in me, and for weeks afterward I could hear my bones clack when I walked.†   (source)
  • Well, I selected the cartilages of the heads of these fishes, and you can scarcely imagine the delight with which I welcomed the arrival of each Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, as affording me the means of increasing my stock of pens; for I will freely confess that my historical labors have been my greatest solace and relief.†   (source)
  • …the disease spread, after a while bleaching their heads white, eating holes in their lips and eyelids, and covering their bodies with scales; then it fell to their throats shrilling their voices, and to their joints, hardening the tissues and cartilages—slowly, and, as the mother well knew, past remedy, it was affecting their lungs and arteries and bones, at each advance making the sufferers more and more loathsome; and so it would continue till death, which might be years before them.†   (source)
  • "Look!" said Faria, showing to the young man a slender stick about six inches long, and much resembling the size of the handle of a fine painting-brush, to the end of which was tied, by a piece of thread, one of those cartilages of which the abbe had before spoken to Dantes; it was pointed, and divided at the nib like an ordinary pen.†   (source)
  • The medallion was the only ornament he wore, although enormous slits in the rim of either ear, which suffered the cartilages to fall two inches below the members, had evidently been used for the purposes of decoration in other days. in his hand he held a small basket of the ash-wood slips, colored in divers fantastical conceits, with red and black paints mingled with the white of the wood.†   (source)
  • These flat disks on their heads consist of crosswise plates of movable cartilage, between which the animals can create a vacuum, enabling them to stick to objects like suction cups.†   (source)
  • In the top part of this enormous head, inside big cavities separated by cartilage, you'll find 300 to 400 kilograms of that valuable oil called "spermaceti."†   (source)
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