I mean, discipline -- if ever you'd known discipline -- in the police if you like -- anything -- anywhere where there's what we used to call spiny de cor.
The Houses of Parliament runs one; another casts its spooky glow over Buckingham Palace gardens a sub- Saharan moth called the spiny bollworm puzzled scientists until they discovered a state delegation from Tanzania had stayed with the Queen the week before.
Among the fossils found here are acanthodians - the so-called "spiny sharks" which are thought to be the oldest vertebrates to possess true teeth - and what Blais and colleagues consider to be a chondrichthyan, or an early member of the group of cartilaginous fish which includes sharks, skates, and rays today.
Thalamic input only accounts for five percent of the signals that so-called spiny stellate cells in the cortex receive, even though they drive a good portion of activity throughout the cerebral cortex.
Properly called the spiny dogfish or spurdog (Squalus acanthias), the chippy's favoured shark is more usually labelled as rock salmon.