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abductor

[ab′dək·tər]
(physiology)
Any muscle that draws a part of the body or an extremity away from the body axis.
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Bear with you the authority of the Warlord of Barsoom, and of the Jeddak of Helium to offer every resource of the allied powers to assist Thuvan Dihn to recover his daughter and punish her abductors, whomsoever they may be.
Then I turned and looked back to see two great reptiles tear my abductor asunder and devour him on the spot.
Until dark the Englishman searched the nearby jungle for a trace of the missing one or a sign of the trail of her abductor.
Only the fact that the spoor of Teeka and her abductor was obliterated found lodgment in his thoughts.
It was such things, however, which helped to identify to Tarzan and to Taug the appearance of the abductor, and with his individual scent characteristic already indelibly impressed upon their memories, they were in a far better position to know him when they came upon him, even should he have disposed of Teeka before, than is a modern sleuth with his photographs and Bertillon measurements, equipped to recognize a fugitive from civilized justice.
At length, he one day received a letter, stating that the abductors of his son now offered to restore him, or at least to give notice where he might be found, on condition of receiving a large sum of money, by way of ransom.
Here the trail of Dejah Thoris' abductors led along the mountains' base, across steep and rugged ravines, by the side of appalling precipices, and sometimes out into the valley, where we found fighting aplenty with the members of the various tribes that make up the population of this vale of hopelessness.
Pushing back Natasha who looked at her with astonished but tearless eyes, she locked her in; and having given orders to the yard porter to admit the persons who would be coming that evening, but not to let them out again, and having told the footman to bring them up to her, she seated herself in the drawing room to await the abductors.
His one thought now was to rescue her from her abductors and return her to her father.
In 1991, Grammont first recommended a glenosphere geometry in which the thickness was one-half its diameter to position the center of rotation (CoR) directly on the glenoid face in order to reduce torque on the glenoid fixation interface while also increasing the deltoid abductor moment arms in order to improve deltoid efficiency.
NNA - At 13:45, as an army intelligence patrol tried to free the Syrian abductee Raafat Youssof, the Syrian abductor Abdul Rahman Issa Hussein struck a member of the patrol with a Hyundai car, according to a statement by the Lebanese Army Command.
The Celtic captain is struggling with an abductor injury and will miss his side's SPL clash against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park tonight.