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A device for measuring the external dimensions of the skull.
- ‘This craniometer includes various hinged attachments to aid measurement of skull sizes.’
- ‘The Osteo-Lab is equipped with spreading calipers, craniometers, and a craniophore.’
- ‘Bates's craniometer records the expected development in the children's skulls.’
- ‘He knows the craniometer is a rare item, he said, ‘because I've never seen another one.’’
- ‘Being a specialist precision instrument, a good craniometer is quite expensive and will set you down at least $350.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.