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1. A vertical structure forming an inside partition or an outside surface of a building.
2. A narrow upright structure, usually built of stone, wood, plaster, or brick, that acts as a boundary or keeps something in or out.
3. A structure of earth or stone built for defensive purposes.
4. Something similar to a wall in appearance or impenetrability: "The couple were met with a wall of reporters and photographers."
5. An obstacle to understanding or communication between people.
6. A vertical or nearly vertical rock face; such as, a sheer wall of granite.
7. A structure built as a barrier to flooding.
8. A membrane or lining enclosing or bounding an organ, blood vessel, or cavity of the body; as, the uterine wall.
9. In soccer, a line of defensive players who must stand at least ten yards from a free kick and who try to block a shot for a goal.
10. Etymology: from Latin vallum, "wall, rampart, row, or line of stakes"; apparently a collective form of vallus, "stake".
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(Latin: wall)
(Latin: wall [of a house], walls; used in the extended sense of "the walls of a cavity or organ of the body")
(Latin: wall, rampart; row or line of stakes)
(Under Hadrian, the Romans built a wall to protect themselves from the Picts in Northern Britain)
(the northern Picts broke through Hadrian's wall)
(Greek: the soft part of the body between the ribs and the hip, flank, loin; denotes the flank or loins and the abdominal wall or a part of the abdomen)
(Greek: fence, wall off, stop up; obstruction)
(Latin: a partition; a dividing wall between two spaces, tissues, or cavities; from saepire "to enclose, to hedge in", and from saepes, "fence, hedge")
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abdominal wall (s) (noun), abdominal walls (pl)
1. The outer margins of the abdomen, extending from the osteocartilaginous thoracic cage to the pelvis: Although its major part is muscular, the abdominal wall consists of at least seven layers: the skiln, subcutaneous fat, deep fascia, abdominal muscles, transversalis fascia, extraperitoneal fat, and the parietal peritoneum.

2. The lining of the abdomen, consisting partly of bone but mostly of muscle: Several sets of muscles support and propel the torso or body, for example the abdominal wall muscles which help transfer force between the upper and lower body, and they also protect the delicate internal organs, and their most important function is to support the back.

The muscles of the torso extend in several directions and they help to maintain the posture and aid the spinal muscles when bending, twisting, and when doing other movements.

This entry is located in the following units: abdomin-, abdomino-, abdomen- (page 3) -al; -ial, -eal (page 3)
Condescending is a convict escaping down the wall of a prison using a rope.
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On the wall of a dentist's office: Alway be true to your teeth or they will be false to you.
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retaining wall, breast wall
1. A wall to prevent, to hold back, or to keep the material of an embankment from sliding.
2. A wall built to keep or to hold earth or water in place.
3. A wall that is built to resist lateral pressure; especially, a wall built to prevent the advance of a mass of earth.
4. A wall that holds back a hillside or is back-filled to create a level surface; as at the edge of a terrace or an excavation.
This entry is located in the following unit: ten-, tent-, tin-, -tain, -tainment, -tenance, -tinence (page 6)
wall mural
This entry is located in the following unit: Pleonasms or Tautological Redundancies (page 24)
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The writing is on the wall (Daniel 5: 5/6)
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