The neck is the part of the body, on many terrestrial or secondarily aquatic vertebrates, that distinguishes the head from the torso or trunk. The adjective (from Latin) signifying "of the neck" is cervical (though this more frequently used to describe the cervix).
Famous quotes containing the word neck:
“If with light head erect I sing,
Though all the muses lend their force,
From my poor love of anything,
The verse is weak and shallow as its source.
But if with bended neck I grope,
Listening behind me for my wit,
With faith superior to hope,
More anxious to keep back than forward it,”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Man is the head of the family, woman the neck that turns the head.”
“You call to a dog and a dog will break its neck to get to you. Dogs just want to please. Call to a cat and its attitude is, Whats in it for me?”
—Lewis Grizzard (19461994)