1 he nose is in the center of the front plane of the face. Its shape is wedge
like, its root in the forehead and its base at the center of the upper Up. As it
descends from the forehead it becomes larger in width and bulk, and at its
base it is held up in the middle and braced from the sides by cartilages.

The bony part of the nose descends only half way from its root and is
composed of two nasal bones. The lower part is composed of cartilages, five
in all: two upper, two lower laterals and one dividing the nasal cavities.

Two wedges meet on the nose, a little above the center at a point called
the bridge of the nose. The direction of one is toward the base of the fore-
head between the eyes; that of the other toward the end of the nose, diminish-
ing in width as it enters the bulbous portion at the tip.

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This bulb rises as two sheets of cartilage from the
middle of the upper lip (septum of the nose), ex-
pands into the bulbous tip, flows over the sides, and
flares out to form the alae or wings of the nostrils.

The cartilaginous portion is quite movable. The
wings are raised in laughter, dilated in heavy breath-
ing, narrowed in distaste, and wings and tip are raised
in scorn, wrinkling the skin over the nose.

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Average variations in noses divide them into classes.

They may be small, large, or very large; concave or convex; humped,
Roman or straight.

At the tips they may be elevated, horizontal, or depressed; flattened,
tapering or twisted.

The wings may be delicate or puffy, round or flat, triangular, square or

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