shoulder blade


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Pettway returned last season but was hampered, first by a season-opening suspension and then by injuries to his ankle and shoulder blade. Tom Green,, "Tim Horton offers pre-NFL Draft thoughts on Auburn running backs Kerryon Johnson, Kamryn Pettway," 26 Apr. 2018 One survivor, Tyler Smith, nursing a broken collarbone and shoulder blade, had his breathing tube removed. Greg Bishop,, "The Valley of Darkness," 13 Apr. 2018 Spencer was hospitalized for a year after a sniper sent a bullet through his right lung, exiting through his shoulder blade. CBS News, "Last survivor of World War II unit fulfills its whiskey pact," 3 July 2018 In the following days, Hutsko described the pain as the worst one in his life, as a lump the size of a golf ball formed by his right shoulder blade on his back, muscles trying to protect the fractured vertebra. Matthew Defranks,, "Nearly paralyzed by broken neck, Panthers' draft pick Logan Hutsko chases dream of NHL," 28 June 2018 Meanwhile, the two-piece dazzler of a suit that he's been wearing onstage is best summed up by another word: CRYBABY, emblazoned across the shoulder blades in a frowning arc. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Musician Kevin Morby Wants Everyone to Know He’s a Crybaby," 12 June 2018 By Week 2 of 2017, the Bears had lost Meredith to an ACL injury and White to a broken shoulder blade. Colleen Kane,, "Can an upgraded Bears receiving corps give the offense new life?," 12 July 2018 Police said the bullet hit the man above the shoulder blade Wednesday night, WFLA reported. Natalie Dreier, ajc, "Man at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay hit by bullet shot to celebrate July 4th," 5 July 2018 The widening of the collar bones and drawing down of the shoulder blades in Mountain Pose provides relief. Author: Christine Cunningham, Anchorage Daily News, "How the Cow Face Pose can make you a better duck hunter," 19 June 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of shoulder blade

: one of the two flat, triangular bones of the shoulder that are located in the upper back

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Kids Definition of shoulder blade

: the flat triangular bone of the back of the shoulder

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