To kill without scent the backbone should be broken by a quick blow or the skunk should be drowned.
They grapple YOU like hooks of steel; because you are steel yourself to the backbone.
Then with a sharp axe, standing behind the 138 suspended beef, split it down the backbone, severing it in half.
The backbone will turn into a kayak and carry you safely to the island.
We got the backbone apart and strung the hindquarters on a stake.
She had no back, backbone, or insides, but only lungs and heart.
Creeping shudders chilled the flesh along the engineer's backbone.
His gristle is hardening into something like his stern old father's backbone.
To his right a serrated rock structure extended up over the backbone of the ridge.
For I believe that much of a man's character will be found betokened in his backbone.
backbone "spine," c.1300, from back (n.) + bone. Fig. sense of "strength of character" is attested from 1843.