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skull


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Skull  \Skull\,  n.  [See  {School}  a  multitude.] 
  A  school,  company,  or  shoal.  [Obs.] 
 
  A  knavish  skull  of  boys  and  girls  did  pelt  at  him 
  --Warner. 
 
  These  fishes  enter  in  great  flotes  and  skulls. 
  --Holland. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Skull  \Skull\,  n.  [OE.  skulle,  sculle,  scolle;  akin  to  Scot. 
  skull,  skoll,  a  bowl,  Sw  skalle  skull,  skal  a  shell,  and  E. 
  scale;  cf  G.  hirnschale  Dan.  hierneskal  Cf  {Scale}  of  a 
  balance.] 
  1.  (Anat.)  The  skeleton  of  the  head  of  a  vertebrate  animal, 
  including  the  brain  case,  or  cranium,  and  the  bones  and 
  cartilages  of  the  face  and  mouth.  See  Illusts  of 
  {Carnivora},  of  {Facial  angles}  under  {Facial},  and  of 
  {Skeleton},  in  Appendix. 
 
  Note:  In  many  fishes  the  skull  is  almost  wholly  cartilaginous 
  but  in  the  higher  vertebrates  it  is  more  or  less 
  completely  ossified,  several  bones  are  developed  in  the 
  face,  and  the  cranium  is  made  up  wholly  or  partially, 
  of  bony  plates  arranged  in  three  segments,  the  frontal, 
  parietal,  and  occipital,  and  usually  closely  united  in 
  the  adult. 
 
  2.  The  head  or  brain;  the  seat  of  intelligence;  mind. 
 
  Skulls  that  can  not  teach,  and  will  not  learn. 
  --Cowper. 
 
  3.  A  covering  for  the  head;  a  skullcap.  [Obs.  &  R.] 
 
  Let  me  put  on  my  skull  first  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  4.  A  sort  of  oar.  See  {Scull}. 
 
  {Skull  and  crossbones},  a  symbol  of  death.  See  {Crossbones}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  skull 
  n  :  the  bony  skeleton  of  the  head  of  vertebrates 




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