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  The Skeleton Key DVD - The Skeleton Key - Skeleton Key the movie
New Orleans and the rural environs of Terrebonne Parish are crucial in setting up the creepy circumstances that find compassionate caregiver Caroline Ellis (Kate Hudson) newly employed at the backwater plantation home of Violet (Gena Rowlands) and her invalid husband Ben (John Hurt), who's been rendered mute and seemingly helpless by a recent stroke.
The Skeleton Key DVD will be available in widescreen edition and full screen edition and will also contain special features.
The Skeleton Key DVD will be released on Nov 15, 2005.
www.theskeletonkeymovie.com   (242 words)

  Skeleton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In biology, the skeleton or skeletal system is the biological system providing physical support in living organisms.
Examples of exoskeletons are found in arthropods, shellfish and some insects, in which the skeleton forms a hard shell-like covering protecting the internal organs.
Hydrostatic skeletons are similar to a water-filled balloon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Skeleton   (461 words)

 Skeleton - LoveToKnow 1911
In animals the skeleton is usually, and in higher animals always, rendered more rigid and permanent by the deposit in it of lime salts, thus leading to the formation of bone.
The axial skeleton, from a strictly scientific point of view, should comprise a good deal of the skull as well as the spinal column, ribs and breast bone, but, as the skull (q.v.) is dealt with in a separate article, the three latter structures alone are dealt with here.
of connexion be tween the axial skeleton and the divergent part of the limb; its anterior segment, the clavicle, articulates with the upper end of the sternum, whilst its posterior segment, the scapula, approaches, but does not reach, the dorsal spines.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Skeleton   (16204 words)

 Human Skeleton  - Medical Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The human skeleton is made up of bones, some of them joined together, supported and supplemented by a structure of ligaments, tendons, muscles, and cartilage.
The axial skeleton consists of bones in the midline and includes all the bones of the head and neck, the vertebrae, ribs and sternum.
The appendicular skeleton consists of the clavicles, scapulae, bones of the upper limb, bones of the pelvis and bones of the lower limb.
www.nursingstudy.com /encyclopedia/Human_skeleton.html   (427 words)

 Skeleton (sport) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Skeleton is a winter sport in which competitors aim to drive a one-person sled in a prone, head-first position down an ice track in the fastest time.
Skeleton was added to the Olympic program beginning with the 2002 Games.
Skeleton must use the same track as bobsleigh and luge, at least 1200 m (1312 yards) long
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Skeleton_(sport)   (392 words)

 boys' skeleton suits
The skeleton suit was one of the first specialized styles worn by children as opposed to scaled down version of the styles worn by one's fathers.
The skeleton suit is considered by some students of clothing design to charming and artistic and periodically influences fashions, although not to the degree of the early 19th century.
The early skeletons suits appeared to have evolved from the jacket and kneebreeches commonly worn by men and boys throughout the 18th Century.
histclo.com /style/suit/skel/skel.html   (3024 words)

 Morphology - Skeletonization/Medial Axis Transform
Skeletonization is a process for reducing foreground regions in a binary image to a skeletal remnant that largely preserves the extent and connectivity of the original region while throwing away most of the original foreground pixels.
The skeleton is useful because it provides a simple and compact representation of a shape that preserves many of the topological and size characteristics of the original shape.
Note that some implementations of skeletonization algorithms produce skeletons that are not guaranteed to be continuous, even if the shape they are derived from is. This is due to the fact that the algorithms must of necessity run on a discrete grid.
homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk /rbf/HIPR2/skeleton.htm   (1106 words)

 Bobsled, skeleton have had long ride through history - 2002 Winter Olympics coverage
In a way, skeleton has been around as long as daredevils have blasted down slopes on small sleds, careening along on their stomachs, braving the ice in a thrilling head-first ride.
Another story is that skeleton is a mispronunciation of the Norwegian word "kjaelke," a sled used on ice.
For skeleton sliders with their helmets only inches from the ice, or bobsledders crouching in the sled as it flies up on the curves, the run is an extreme experience.
deseretnews.com /oly/view/0,3949,50000294,00.html   (772 words)

 Monster Mayhem: Skeleton Template
First, the skeleton in the Monster Manual is unarmed and unarmored, while a human skeleton made from the template may be armed and armored.
"Skeleton" is a template that can be added to any non-undead corporeal creature (referred to hereafter as the "base creature") that has a skeletal system.
Attacks: The skeleton retains all the natural attacks, manufactured weapons, and weapon proficiencies of the base creature, except for attacks that can't work without flesh (such as a mind flayer's tentacle attacks).
www.wizards.com /dnd/article.asp?x=dnd/mm/mm20010126a   (721 words)

 Skeleton - GvE Encyclopedia
The skeleton is an undead creature, animated with powerful Dark Magic to serve as a guardian or slave.
Skeletons are extremely difficult to destroy, and this type of undead creature can be made from the skeletons of humans or other humanoid races, animals, or even monsters.
Humanoid skeletons are often given weapons, armor, and shields with which to defend themselves, and the powerful magic that animates them allows them to utilize these weapons.
www.goodvevil.com /wiki/index.php/Skeleton   (254 words)

 skeleton - Wiktionary
At the foot of a pretty big pine, and involved in a green creeper, which had even partly lifted some of the smaller bones, a human skeleton lay, with a few shreds of clothing, on the ground.
(From the sled used, which originally was a bare frame, like a skeleton.) A type of tobogganning in which competitors lie face down, and descend head first (compare luge).
skeleton in the closet, skeleton in the cupboard
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/Skeleton   (162 words)

 CNN.com - Skeleton - Feb 1, 2006
Skeleton was held at the Olympics in 1928, 1948 and 2002.
The athlete steers by shifting weight from side to side and stops at the end of the course by dragging his or her feet along the ice.
The skeleton is fitted with side bumpers that act as shock absorbers and protect the athlete from the wall of the course.
edition.cnn.com /2006/SPORT/01/31/sports.skeleton/index.html   (469 words)

The horse’s skeleton is composed of approximately 210 individual bones (excluding those in the tail).
The skeleton gives support for the muscles, protection for the internal organs, and possesses the necessary mobility of its parts for the horse to move at various speeds or lie down or graze.
The broad flat surface of the scapula or shoulder blade and transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae, provide ample space for the attachment of the powerful muscles required to move the fore and hind limbs.
members.tripod.com /forestrygal/skeleton.html   (373 words)

 Ogg Skeleton - XiphWiki
Ogg Skeleton is also designed to allow the creation of substreams from Ogg physical bitstreams that retain the original timing information.
For example, when cutting out the segment between the 7th and the 59th second of an Ogg file, it would be nice to continue to start this cut out file with a playback time of 7 seconds and not of 0.
Skeleton enriches the Ogg bitstream to provide meta information about structure and content of the Ogg bitstream.
wiki.xiph.org /index.php/OggSkeleton   (1367 words)

 Winter Olympics: Skeleton
American Jennison Heaton won the first skeleton gold medal in 1928, beating his brother John, who took the silver, by one second.
Skeleton made its Olympic return in 2002 after a 54-year absence.
The U.S. skeleton team hit some speed bumps on the road to Torino in late 2005 and early 2006.
www.infoplease.com /spot/winter-olympics-skeleton.html   (570 words)

 biology - Human skeleton
The human skeleton is made of bones, some of them joined together, supported and supplemented by a structure of ligaments, tendons, muscles, and cartilage.
When a baby is born it has more bones than it will as an adult On average, an adult human has 206 bones in their skeleton (the number can vary slightly from individual to individual), but a baby is born with approximately 270.
The longest bone in the body is the femur and the smallest is the stapes bone in the middle ear.
www.biologydaily.com /biology/Human_skeleton   (557 words)

Considered the world's first sliding sport, skeleton originated in the Swiss town of St. Moritz in the late 1800s.
Skeleton has twice been on the Olympic programme, both times at its "ancestral" home of St. Moritz, in 1928 and 1948.
However, skeleton for both men and women has also been added to the 2002 Olympic programme.
www.olympic.org /uk/sports/programme/disciplines_uk.asp?DiscCode=SN   (191 words)

 Skeleton   (Site not responding. Last check: )
If a damaged skeleton cannot be repaired in time for a heat, the use of a spare sled may be permitted by the competition jury.
Considered the world's first sliding sport, skeleton was started in the Swiss town of St. Moritz in the late 1800s.
The athlete may leave the sled in order to push or move it, but he must pass the finish line on the sled for the run to count.
www.olympics.org.uk /sports/winter/skeleton.asp   (488 words)

 Australian Olympic Committee   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Skeleton athletes lie on their stomachs with their heads at the front of the sled, speeding and winding their way down the track.
Skeleton is held on the same course as the bobsleigh and luge (1200m).
The frame must be constructed of steel, and there are specifications governing the dimensions and the maximum weight of the sled.
www.olympics.com.au /sports.cfm?SportID=30&DisciplineID=27   (567 words)

 United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Skeleton (a head first version of luge) has been in the Olympic games twice before 2002, since it’s introduction in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1928 and 1948.
Skeleton, the world’s first sliding sport, was organized in the late 1880’s in the village of St. Moritz, Switzerland.
The skeleton sled itself measures 3’ in length and 16” wide, weighing from 70-115 lbs depending on the sliders body weight.
www.usbsf.com /skelhistory.htm   (500 words)

 Winter Olympics - Skeleton   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Skeleton is an amazing sport that is similar to sledding.
A skeleton is a steel sled with two runners.
When you're going down a hill on the sled, you have to go on your stomach and you go head first, that’s one of the rules for skeleton.
www2.lhric.org /pocantico/olympics/skeleton.htm   (258 words)

 CBC.CA - Torino 2006
U.S. skeleton slider Kevin Elllis survived the Olympics in one piece but not a friendly post-Games tobogganing competition Thursday when he broke his back.
Skeleton world champion Jeff Pain has a fresh attitude and a fistful of medals.
Kreisel is a descriptive term for a type of run curve that forms a circle by having the track cross itself — learn more about the language of skeleton in our glossary.
www.cbc.ca /olympics/sports/skeleton   (561 words)

 Skeleton (Java 2 Platform SE v1.4.2)
Skeletons are no longer required for remote method calls in the Java 2 platform v1.2 and greater.
) skeleton class generated by the rmic stub compiler implements this interface.
A skeleton for a remote object is a server-side entity that dispatches calls to the actual remote object implementation.
java.sun.com /j2se/1.4.2/docs/api/java/rmi/server/Skeleton.html   (144 words)

 BBC SPORT | Other Sport... | Winter Olympics | Event guide: Skeleton   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The skeleton is all about a big push at the start and tactical steering after that as the slider is taken on a bone-jangling journey down the icy course.
After the finish, the feet are dragged along the ice to bring the skeleton to a standstill.
There are obviously no places in the UK to do a full skeleton run, but that is not the end of it.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/other_sports/4464466.stm   (355 words)

 Amazon.com: Eyewitness - Skeleton: Video: Narrated By Martin Sheen   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Skeleton, part of the Eyewitness video series, has these and many, many more facts about the toughest part of our bodies.
Skeleton is an ideal introduction to anatomical science for young viewers.
He is fascinated with skeletons and this type of educational video.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/6303893465?v=glance   (598 words)

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The Army World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) is organized with the mission to provide soldiers with high national ranking or world class potential the opportunity to train in order to compete for a place on the US Olympic Team.
With the above guidelines in mind, the minimum selection standards for the sport of Skeleton are established.
Qualified for the Olympic Games means the athlete finished first or second in the Olympic qualifying tournament, or met the standard established by US Bobsled and Skeleton Federation for selection to the US Olympic Team.
www.army.mil /cfsc/documents/wcap/BobsledSkeleton.doc   (426 words)

 Skeletal System
The skeleton supports and/or protects the softer body parts of a fish, bird, or human.
The skeleton maintains a body shape, protects vital organs, and provides a system of muscle levers that allow body movement.
A human skeleton generally forms about 206 separate bones out of cartilage as it develops to maturity.
www.42explore.com /skeleton.htm   (855 words)

 TSN : OLYMPICS - Canada's Sports Leader
Skeleton is considered the first sliding sport and helped lay the foundation for bobsleigh.
Men's and women's skeleton were added to the Olympic program in 2002, but men's skeleton was contested at both the 1928 and 1948 Olympics in St. Moritz.
The sport received its unique name when a steel sled was introduced in 1892 and people though it looked like a skeleton.
www.tsn.ca /olympics/feature.asp?fid=10519   (145 words)

 Australian Olympic Committee
To read more about the past two years of skeleton competition, click here go to the News Archive on the skeleton page of this website.
Michelle Steele could become the nation's first world champion in skeleton this weekend if she maintains the form that took her to fourth place in a World Cup event in Igls in December.
Skeleton athlete Michelle Steele has continued her remarkable form by finishing in sixth place in Konigssee, her third top six result in three events.
web.olympics.com.au /?pg=owia&spg=skeleton   (381 words)

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