Citations:biceps

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English citations of biceps

Noun: any muscle having two heads[edit]

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  • 1901, Michael Foster & Lewis E. Shore, Physiology for Beginners‎, page 73
    The leg is bent by the action of the flexor muscles situated on the back of the thigh, the chief of these being called the biceps of the leg.
  • 2010, Adam Garett, "Fried Hams", Reps! 17:23
    Those who include just leg-curl movements will surely miss out on full leg biceps development, not to mention the functional strength that powerful hamstrings can provide.

Noun: the biceps brachii[edit]

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  • 1905, W. W. Jacobs, "The Boatswain's Mate", The Strand Magazine, page 146
    The soldier reached out a hand and felt the other's biceps. "Like a lump o' wood," he said, approvingly.
  • 1996, Robert Kennedy & Dwayne Hines II, Animal Arms‎, page 21
    The arm muscles are the show muscles of the physique. When someone asks to "see your muscles," they are most likely referring to your arms, and more specifically, your biceps.
  • 2008, Joseph Lee Klapper, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Boosting Your Metabolism‎, page 119
    When curling the weight, bring the barbell up toward the chin, then return it to its starting position. Keep your elbows and upper arms as immobile as possible to isolate the biceps.

Noun: the upper arm, especially the collective muscles[edit]

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  • 1964 Dec, “Muscles are His Business”, Ebony‎, volume 20, number 2, page 147:
    Today, Stonewall's flexed biceps measure 18 nches around.
  • 1996, R. Bracht Branham & Daniel Kinney (editors and translators), Satyrica: [by] Petronius, section 32, pages 28-29
    But his display of wealth didn't stop there; he exposed his right biceps, which was adorned with a golden armlet and a bangle of ivory fastened by a bright metal clasp.
  • 1997, Jean Kimball, Odyssey of the Psyche: Jungian Patterns in Joyce's Ulysses‎, chapter 4, page 70
    When Bloom starts Sandow's exercises, his biceps measure nine inches and his forearm eight and one-half inches, only half an inch smaller than the biceps.
  • 2005, Lisa Plumley, Once Upon a Christmas‎, page 144
    Biting her lip, she held his biceps for balance and waded farther.

Noun: (prosody) a point in a metrical pattern[edit]

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  • 1987, Martin Litchfield West, Introduction to Greek Metre
    Also it is advisable to distinguish this ( ˘ ˘ ) — ˘ ˘ — rhythm, where the princeps was probably shorter in duration than the biceps (as in the dactylic hexameter), from true (marching) anapaests, in which they were equal.
  • 2000, James I. Porter, Nietzsche and the Philology of the Future, page 347
    This means that in the metrical sequence [] recited in ordinary speech rhythm, the princeps occupied a slightly shorter time than the biceps (5:6), and if a long syllable was used to fill the biceps it had to be dragged a little []

Dutch citations of biceps

Noun: the biceps brachii[edit]

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  • 2007, C. A. Bastiaanssen, Anatomie en Fysiologie‎, page 387
    De biceps en de triceps zijn elkaars antagonisten.
    The biceps and the triceps are each other's antagonist.
  • 2013 (Feb.), Shawn Perine, "Ronnie Coleman: Biceps", Muscle & Fitness [Dutch edition], page 20
    Coleman traint biceps twee keer per week, direct na rug.
    Coleman trained biceps twice weekly, right after back.

French citations of biceps

Noun: the biceps brachii[edit]

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  • 1978, Freddy Buache, Cinéma Anglais, page 154
    Mais Bronson se définit uniquement par son physique (biceps, démarche souple) et non par la densité de sa présence ce qui limite ses possibilités d'emploi.
    But Bronson is defined only by his physique (biceps, supple gait) and not by the density of his presence which limits his employment possibilities.

Latin citations of biceps

Adjective: double-headed[edit]

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  • 8 CE, Publius Ovidius Naso, Fasti Liber I, linea 65
    Iane biceps, anni tacite labentis origo
    Two-headed Janus, source of the quietly passing year

Adjective: of mountains, having two summits[edit]

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  • 8 CE, Ovid, Metamorphoses II.221
    ardet in inmensum geminatis ignibus Aetne
    Parnasosque biceps et Eryx et Cynthus et Othrys
    Aetna blazes in immense doubled flames
    and twin-peaked Parnasus and Eryx, Cynthus and Othrys

Adjective: of swords, double-edged[edit]

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Polish citations of biceps

Noun: the biceps brachii[edit]

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  • 1970, Stanisław Lorentz, Walka o Dobra Kultury, Warszawa 1939-1945, Volume 2, page 27
    I właśnie wtedy przyszło mi na myśl uratowanie prasy powstańczej, którą bardzo troskliwie zbierałem do 2 września, to jest do dnia podpalenia naszego domu, a jednocześnie dnia, kiedy zostałem ranny w prawy biceps.
  • 1994, Związek Literatów Polskich, Dialog: Miesięcznik Poświęcony Dramaturgii Współczesnej, page 13
    Podwija rękaw i napina starczy biceps.
    LEO: Dziękuję, stąd widzę.
    STARZEC (klepie się po bicepsie): Niebywałe!
    He [Starzec] rolls up his sleeve and tenses elderly biceps.
    LEO: Thanks, I see it from here.
    STARZEC (taps himself on the biceps): Unheard of!