What does the word dura mean?

Usage examples for dura

  1. I have envied a ploughman his power,- his dura ilia,- but never an epicure the appreciative skill of his palate. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  2. Granulations form between the skull and the dura, and on the outer aspect lifting up the pericranium. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson

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