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clavicle

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Definition the collar bone (linking the scapula and sternum)
  • He broke his clavicle and wrist in a motorcycle accident.
  • "Tibia," we said. "Fibula, sternum, clavicle, radius, ulna, kidneys, liver, lungs, heart, brain."
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • clavicle = the collar bone (linking the scapula and sternum)
  • "Howdy, neighbor," I say, tracing lazy circles around the base of her clavicle with my finger.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • A rivulet of water speeding down his clavicle.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • , and a devotee of Havana's most notorious fleshpots, broke his clavicle dancing with the widow Doña Victoria del Paso.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • A white orchid wilts at her clavicle.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • In May, a Honduran had a fractured right clavicle.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • One day, as I am polishing an ornately decorated serving spoon, Mrs. Nielsen points at her clavicle and says, without looking at me, "We could clean that up for you, if you like."
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • "Look at you," he'll say, tucking my hair behind my ears the way he likes it, unbuttoning my shirt one notch and loosening it at the neck so he can look at the hollow of my clavicle.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Connecting us together, Jeremy's body and me, was a spinal cord, blood vessels, nerve endings, and this swollen scar right in the middle of my neck about halfway between my clavicle and my chin.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • By the light of a lantern, he had examined himself and found: left clavicle fractured; multiple abrasions and lacerations of face and body, including deep cuts on the chin, back, and legs; extensive contusions on chest and trunk: a couple of ribs possibly fractured.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • The same day Clara was leaving, Esteban Trueba smashed the phone to bits with his cane because it was ringing and though he shouted that he was coming, that it should be still, the machine continued ringing, and in a fit of rage he fell on top of it, showering it with blows and in the process breaking the clavicle that old Pedro Garcia had taken so much trouble to restore.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • He laughed into her ear and kissed his way to her clavicle.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Vertebrae, clavicles, scapulae, ribs forming the upper torso.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan's Daughters
  • Then she removed the 9mm round, misshapen from the impact with the clavicle but still in one piece.
    Daniel Silva  --  The Black Widow
  • The left arm needed to be immobilized to allow the clavicle to heal, which would require removing the plastic flex-cuff restraint.
    Daniel Silva  --  The Black Widow
  • The wound was not through and through; the 9mm round was still lodged near the clavicle, which was fractured some eight centimeters from the breastbone.
    Daniel Silva  --  The Black Widow
  • Her hand flutters to her clavicle, to the silver chain around her neck, the claddagh charm—those tiny hands clasping a crowned heart: love, loyalty, friendship—a never-ending path that leads away from home and circles back.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • He raises his hand and I cringe, ducking m' head, waiting for the pain, and in that moment I know that I've done this before, felt this before, but I can't remember when and I don't have time to think about it now, because although he hasn't hit me, he's placed his hands on my shoulders and he's gripping them tightly, his thumbs digging into my clavicles, and it hurts so much I cry out.
    Paula Hawkins  --  The Girl on the Train
  • Oh, aye, because it's below your clavicle.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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