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  • A quick look in the full-length mirror proved her uniform was smooth over her posterior.†   (source)
  • It then penetrated the dura matter, passed through the left posterior lobe of the cerebrum, entered the left lateral ventricle and lodged in the white matter of the cerebrum just above the anterior portion of the left corpus striatum.†   (source)
  • Putting her head down on her forepaws and elevating her posterior in a most undignified manner, she suddenly pounced toward the much larger male whom I now recognized as my acquaintance of two days earlier.†   (source)
  • That time I had taken my accustomed post at the window and had my eyes fixed on Mavis Hunnicutt's familiar posterior as she made the little motions which had so endeared her to me—hitching at her blouse and tossing a blond lock back with a finger while chatting with Carson McCullers and a pale, lofty English-looking person who possessed a myopic blink and was obviously Aldous Huxley.†   (source)
  • But of course the pelvis is narrow, the child's head is in the occipito-posterior position, there are no pains, and the contractions are slight.†   (source)
  • Cause of death: sudden impact on occipital and parietal lobe of the posterior cerebral cortex, severed spine—from falling off the tower.   (source)
    posterior = back part of the
  • sat on his posterior
  • posterior portion of the brain
  • That is most definitely NOT a posterior.†   (source)
  • Here the skeleton appeared in perfect order, except that the head and neck were bent back, toward the posterior.†   (source)
  • I bet it's your posterior deltoid.†   (source)
  • Did he just say "posterior"?†   (source)
  • Grant had finally put that one to rest, by demonstrating that many species of birds and reptiles underwent a postmortem contraction of posterior neck ligaments, which bent the head backward in a characteristic way.†   (source)
  • Posterior!†   (source)
  • At one end sat Chiron the centaur, his equine posterior collapsed into his magic wheelchair so he looked like a regular human.†   (source)
  • Then, with a motion made simple by countless repetitions, her right hand pulled down on the posterior rim, opening the birth canal to view.†   (source)
  • He didn't flinch as the needle went between his ribs posteriorly and into the pleural space that lined the lung, a space that was normally a vacuum, Ross explained.†   (source)
  • He plumped his large posterior into the lavatory pan.†   (source)
  • "Well, I must say that is uncommonly decent of you, Palomides, to let me do the prancinV "Yours truly trusts that a modicum of caution will be exercised in the prance, to prevent delivery of uncomfortable blows to the posterior of the forequarters?"†   (source)
  • …dumb and littered places
    Where crowds have been:…
    All silences rejoice,
    Weep (loudly or low),
    Speak–but with the voice
    Of whom, I do not know.
    Absence, say, of Susan's,
    Absence of Egeria's
    Arms and respective bosoms,
    Lips and, ah, posteriors,
    Slowly form a presence;
    Whose? and, I ask, of what
    So absurd an essence,
    That something, which is not,
    Nevertheless should populate
    Empty night more solidly
    Than that with which we copulate,
    Why should it seem so squalidly?
    …†   (source)
  • Is it on a moon or earth, that my posterior weight has landed me?†   (source)
  • In the surgeon's deposition it was stated that the posterior third of the left parietal bone and the left half of the occipital bone had been shattered by a heavy blow from a blunt weapon.†   (source)
  • God can play practical jokes upon Himself, draw chairs away from beneath His own posteriors, set His own turbans on fire, and steal His own petticoats when He bathes.†   (source)
  • As to any provincial history in which the agents are all of high moral rank, that must be of a date long posterior to the first Reform Bill, and Peter Featherstone, you perceive, was dead and buried some months before Lord Grey came into office.†   (source)
  • It should be added, that the foundation of the Society of the Rights of Man seems to have been posterior to the date when this paper was found.†   (source)
  • As this, however, was a period posterior to all the incidents of this tale, we shall continue to call the young hunter by the name under which he has been first introduced to the reader.†   (source)
  • Two of the inferior limbs should be on the principle of the lever; wheels, perhaps, as they are now formed; though I have not yet determined whether the improvement might be better applied to the anterior or posterior members, inasmuch as I am yet to learn whether dragging or shoving requires the greatest muscular exertion.†   (source)
  • The founders of the greater part of the families which now compose the aristocracy of Salem might here be traced, from the petty and obscure beginnings of their traffic, at periods generally much posterior to the Revolution, upward to what their children look upon as long-established rank.†   (source)
  • I have selected an example which relates to a time posterior to the promulgation of the present Constitution.†   (source)
  • It is generally supposed that the prodigious increase of population in the United States is posterior to their Declaration of Independence.†   (source)
  • He patted me firmly on the posterior in illustration, making me wince.†   (source)
  • So be off now, says he, and do all my cousin german the lord Harry tells you and take a farmer's blessing, and with that he slapped his posteriors very soundly.†   (source)
  • But, like most other lexicographers, he was often inconsistent, and the conflict between /interiour/ and /exterior/, and /anteriour/ and /posterior/, in his dictionary, laid him open to much mocking criticism.†   (source)
  • On land, meridional, a bispherical moon, revealed in imperfect varying phases of lunation through the posterior interstice of the imperfectly occluded skirt of a carnose negligent perambulating female, a pillar of the cloud by day.†   (source)
  • A provisional failure to obtain renewal of an advertisement: to obtain a certain quantity of tea from Thomas Kernan (agent for Pulbrook, Robertson and Co, 5 Dame Street, Dublin, and 2 Mincing Lane, London E. C.): to certify the presence or absence of posterior rectal orifice in the case of Hellenic female divinities: to obtain admission (gratuitous or paid) to the performance of Leah by Mrs Bandmann Palmer at the Gaiety Theatre, 46, 47, 48, 49 South King street.†   (source)
  • …the ubiquity in eastern and western terrestrial hemispheres, in all habitable lands and islands explored or unexplored (the land of the midnight sun, the islands of the blessed, the isles of Greece, the land of promise), of adipose anterior and posterior female hemispheres, redolent of milk and honey and of excretory sanguine and seminal warmth, reminiscent of secular families of curves of amplitude, insusceptible of moods of impression or of contrarieties of expression, expressive of…†   (source)
  • He advised great statesmen to examine into the diet of all suspected persons; their times of eating; upon which side they lay in bed; with which hand they wipe their posteriors; take a strict view of their excrements, and, from the colour, the odour, the taste, the consistence, the crudeness or maturity of digestion, form a judgment of their thoughts and designs; because men are never so serious, thoughtful, and intent, as when they are at stool, which he found by frequent experiment;…†   (source)
  • I waxed old in misery and disgrace, having only one-half of my posteriors, and always remembering I was a Pope's daughter.†   (source)
  • The posterior of the day, most generous sir, is liable, congruent, and measurable, for the afternoon.†   (source)
  • Sir Nathaniel, as concerning some entertainment of time, some show in the posterior of this day, to be rendered by our assistance, the King's command, and this most gallant, illustrate, and learned gentleman, before the princess, I say none so fit as to present the Nine Worthies.†   (source)
  • For nature (as the physicians allege) having intended the superior anterior orifice only for the intromission of solids and liquids, and the inferior posterior for ejection, these artists ingeniously considering that in all diseases nature is forced out of her seat, therefore, to replace her in it, the body must be treated in a manner directly contrary, by interchanging the use of each orifice; forcing solids and liquids in at the anus, and making evacuations at the mouth.†   (source)
  • Sir, it is the King's most sweet pleasure and affection to congratulate the princess at her pavilion, in the posteriors of this day, which the rude multitude call the afternoon.†   (source)
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