The cook appeared, noiseless as a black shadow, collected a mass of backbones
and heads, and retreated.
From this high backbone
of earth, to the north, across the diminishing, down-falling ranges, we caught a glimpse of a far lake.
In addition to the stiffening afforded his backbone
by the conscious ownership of eleven millions, he possessed an enormous certitude.
As you all know, by the looking, never have I sprouted one fin out of my backbone
No man with half the backbone
of a man would take it out of the harmless creatures.
At three in the morning the backbone
of the hurricane broke.
To keep up the circulation, I ran around the island a dozen times or so, and clambered across its rocky backbone
as many times more-- all of which was of greater service to me, as I afterward discovered, than merely to warm me up.
There lay a vast territory, and in that territory were the hugest deposits in the world of iron and coal--the backbone
of industrial civilization.
A certain firmness -- mostly you're [sic] backbone
So is the backbone
of his horse,' quoth the prince.
The Appeal paid union wages; and, in fact, was the backbone
of the town, giving employment to hundreds of men and women.
Peter Winn, Senior, scanning the heavens with powerful glasses, saw the monoplane leap into view and grow large over the rugged backbone
of Angel Island.