dura dura  /ˈdʊ rə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the outermost (and toughest) of the 3 meninges

Usage(s):

  1. The linha dura invited its comeuppance.
  2. Richardson died of an epidural hematoma, an accumulation of blood between the skull and dura, the tough tissue covering the brain.
  3. The growths frequently erode, in one direction through the dura mater and into the skull, in the other direction through the pia mater to the brain itself.

News

  • Manganese Flights include cast and fabricated options.

    Designed for minimal maintenance, heavy-duty Premium Dura-Flight (PDF) is offered in cast or fabricated manganese variants for use in all OEM shot blast machines. Products are composed of 11–14% superior-grade, abrasion-resistant manganese steel, and both versions can be customized to fit requirements as to improve machine performance. This story is related to the following: Material ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

Quotes

  1. Durante added: "There's such a good camaraderie in the team, we don't want to let each other down. It would have been so easy for the Kiwi boys to [make excuses] but they never once said, 'Dura, I'm a bit tired, can you cover'. That rubs off on the...
    on Mar 7, 2010 By: Andrew Durante Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "There was this scene where I was taped to a chair and getting beaten up and we did quite a few takes. The chair was kicked over and I hit my head," Clooney said in an interview on National Public Radio. "I tore my dura, which is the wrap...
    on Oct 24, 2005 By: George Clooney Source: MSNBC

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