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Os Sacrum

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(See Luz.) A triangular bone situate at the lower part of the vertebral column, of which it is a continuation. Some say that this bone was so called because it was in the part used in sacrifice, or the sacred part; Dr. Nash says it is so called “because it is much bigger than any of the vertebræ;” but the Jewish rabbins say the bone is called sacred because it resists decay, and will be the germ of the “new bodyat the resurrection. (Hudibras, part iii. canto 2.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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