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Sinciput   Listen
Sinciput  n.  
(Anat.) The fore part of the head.
(Zool.) The part of the head of a bird between the base of the bill and the vertex.

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"Sinciput" Quotes from Famous Books

... house that Savonarola was taken to be imprisoned and executed in 1498. There seems something unsatisfactory about Savonarola. One naturally sympathizes with the bold denouncer of Alexander VI.; but there was a lack of benevolence in his head and his heart. Without that anterior depression of the sinciput, he could hardly have permitted two friends to walk into the fire in his stead, as they were about to do in the stupendous and horrible farce enacted in the Piazza Gran Duca. There was no lack of self-esteem either ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 1, Issue 2, December, 1857 • Various

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