Definition of invertebrate:
milk-and-water, biped, characterless, gutless, bear, weak-kneed, wet, nerveless, arachnid, spineless, arachnid, limp-wristed, weakened, namby-pamby, effete, wimpish, weakling, wishy-washy, adult, arthropod, wimpy, soft, beast of burden, frail, thornless, big game.
Acting upon suspicion only, I told Poundstone I was prepared to send him to the rock- pile if he didn't behave himself in the matter of my permanent franchise for the N. C. O.- and the oily old invertebrate wept and promised me anything if I wouldn't disgrace him.- "The Valley of the Giants", Peter B. Kyne.
- "The Student's Elements of Geology", Sir Charles Lyell.
- "Unexplored!", Allen Chaffee.