"spines" in the noun sense
1. spinal column, vertebral column, spine, backbone, back, rachis
the series of vertebrae forming the axis of the skeleton and protecting the spinal cord
"the fall broke his back"
2. spur, spine, acantha
any sharply pointed projection
3. spine, thorn, prickle, pricker, sticker, spikelet
a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
4. spine, backbone
the part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved
"the title and author were printed on the spine of the book"
a sharp rigid animal process or appendage as a porcupine quill or a ridge on a bone or a ray of a fish fin
"spines" in the verb sense
1. spin, spin around, whirl, reel, gyrate
revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
"The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy"
stream in jets, of liquids
"The creek spun its course through the woods"
3. whirl, birl, spin, twirl
cause to spin
"spin a coin"
make up a story
"spin a yarn"
form a web by making a thread
"spiders spin a fine web"
work natural fibers into a thread
twist and turn so as to give an intended interpretation
"The President's spokesmen had to spin the story to make it less embarrassing"
8. spin, spin out
prolong or extend
"spin out a visit"
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