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{adj: breakneck} moving at very high speed
"a breakneck pace"



{adj: cross-section, cross-sectional} representing a plane made by cutting across something at right angles to its length
"cross-section views of the neck"

{adj: jugular} relating to or located in the region of the neck or throat
"jugular vein"

{adj: scraggy, boney, scrawny, skinny, underweight, weedy} being very thin
"a child with skinny freckled legs"
"a long scrawny neck"

{n: Andean condor, Vultur gryphus} large vulture of the high Andes having black plumage and white neck ruff

{n: V neck} the neck of a garment has the shape in front of the letter V

{n: armet} a medieval helmet with a visor and a neck guard

{n: bighead} any of various diseases of animals characterized by edema of the head and neck

{n: bottle} a glass or plastic vessel used for storing drinks or other liquids; typically cylindrical without handles and with a narrow neck that can be plugged or capped

{n: camail, aventail, ventail} a medieval hood of mail suspended from a basinet to protect the head and neck

{n: cervical vertebra, neck bone} one of 7 vertebrae in the human spine located in the neck region

{n: chest cavity, thoracic cavity} the cavity in the vertebrate body enclosed by the ribs between the diaphragm and the neck and containing the lungs and heart

{n: cobra} venomous Asiatic and African elapid snakes that can expand the skin of the neck into a hood

{n: dermatomyositis} myositis characterized by weakness of limb and neck muscles and much muscle pain and selling accompanied by skin rash affecting cheeks and eyelids and neck and chest and limbs; progression and severity vary among individuals

{n: encephalitis, cephalitis, phrenitis} inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus; symptoms include headache and neck pain and drowsiness and nausea and fever (`phrenitis' is no longer in scientific use)

{n: fingerboard} a narrow strip of wood on the neck of some stringed instruments (violin or cello or guitar etc) where the strings are held against the wood with the fingers

{n: genus Apatosaurus, genus Brontosaurus} large quadrupedal herbivorous dinosaurs with very long neck and tail; late Jurassic

{n: giraffe, camelopard, Giraffa camelopardalis} tallest living quadruped; having a spotted coat and small horns and very long neck and legs; of savannahs of tropical Africa

{n: gooseneck loosestrife, Lysimachia clethroides Duby} a variety of the loosestrife herb

{n: hanging} a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead
"in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment"

{n: hijab} a headscarf worn by Muslim women; conceals the hair and neck and usually has a face veil that covers the face

{n: hognose snake, puff adder, sand viper} harmless North American snake with upturned nose; may spread its head and neck or play dead when disturbed

{n: jugular vein, vena jugularis, jugular} veins in the neck that return blood from the head

{n: king vulture, Sarcorhamphus papa} large black-and-white vulture of South America and Central America; have colorful wattles and wartlike protuberances on head and neck

{n: odontoid process} a toothlike process at the back of 2nd vertebra of the neck

{n: pichiciago, pichiciego, fairy armadillo, chlamyphore, Chlamyphorus truncatus} very small Argentine armadillo with pale silky hair and pink plates on head and neck

{n: polymyositis} myositis characterized by weakness of limb and neck muscles and much muscle pain and swelling; progression and severity vary among individuals

{n: prostate gland, prostate} a firm partly muscular chestnut sized gland in males at the neck of the urethra; produces a viscid secretion that is the fluid part of semen

{n: sauropod, sauropod dinosaur} very large herbivorous dinosaur of the Jurassic and Cretaceous having a small head a long neck and tail and five-toed limbs; largest known land animal

{n: scalenus, scalene muscle, musculus scalenus} any of four pairs of muscles extending from the cervical vertebrae to the second rib; involved in moving the neck and in breathing

{n: scrag, scrag end} the lean end of a neck of veal

{n: sightseer, excursionist, tripper, rubberneck} a tourist who is visiting sights of interest

{n: splenius, splenius muscle} either of two flat muscles that extend from the upper vertebrae to the base of the skull and serve to rotate or flex or extend the head and neck

{n: swan} stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult

{n: systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE, disseminated lupus erythematosus} an inflammatory disease of connective tissue with variable features including fever and weakness and fatigability and joint pains and skin lesions on the face or neck or arms

{n: thorax, chest, pectus} the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates

{n: triceratops} huge ceratopsian dinosaur having three horns and the neck heavily armored with a very solid frill

{n: vicinity, locality, neighborhood, neighbourhood, neck of the woods} a surrounding or nearby region
"the plane crashed in the vicinity of Asheville"
"it is a rugged locality"
"he always blames someone else in the immediate neighborhood"
"I will drop in on you the next time I am in this neck of the woods"

{n: whiplash, whiplash injury} an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)

{n: winter crookneck, winter crookneck squash, Cucurbita moschata} any of various plants bearing squash having hard rinds and elongated recurved necks

{n: withers} the highest part of the back at the base of the neck of various animals especially draft animals

{v: bottleneck} become narrow, like a bottleneck
"Right by the bridge, the road bottlenecks"

{v: bottleneck} slow down or impede by creating an obstruction
"His laziness has bottlenecked our efforts to reform the system"

{v: bulldog} throw a steer by seizing the horns and twisting the neck, as in a rodeo

{v: cannulate, cannulize, cannulise, intubate, canulate} introduce a cannule or tube into
"Cannulate the blood vessel in the neck"

{v: chafe, excoriate} tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading
"This leash chafes the dog's neck"

{v: choke, scrag} wring the neck of
"The man choked his opponent"

{v: collar} seize by the neck or collar

{v: crane, stretch out} stretch (the neck) so as to see better
"The women craned their necks to see the President drive by"

{v: lock, interlock, interlace} hold in a locking position
"He locked his hands around her neck"

{v: neck, make out} kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion
"The couple were necking in the back seat of the car"

{v: rubberneck} strain to watch ; stare curiously
"The cars slowed down and the drivers rubbernecked after the accident"

{v: travel rapidly, speed, hurry, zip} move very fast
"The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed"


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