Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wound which does not extend beyond the flesh; a slight vound.

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Examples

  • The bullet was small-calibre and spent ere it reached him, so that he received no more than a flesh-wound, though he carried on as if he were dying until Mr. Pike hushed his noise by cuffing his ears.

    CHAPTER XLIV

  • "It's only a flesh-wound, and he isn't going to die," Sheldon managed to interpolate.

    Chapter 7

  • Smarmy, two-faced finger-wagger Mike "Bad Penny" Pence sure didn't look too delighted as Obama took him apart like the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail (t'was anything but a flesh-wound), using Pence's own economically-sub literate budget document for rhetorical toilet paper, and with the outhouse door wide open for all to see.

    How Much Longer Can the GOP Maintain Credibility When All They Say Is "No! No! No! No! No!"?

  • So, coming to the encounter, reverend sir, I did try his mettle with some half-a-dozen of downright passes, with any one of which I could have been through his body, only that I was loth to take so fatal an advantage, but rather, mixing mercy with my just indignation, studied to inflict upon him some flesh-wound of no very fatal quality.

    The Monastery

  • Gideon Pike, shall dress a flesh-wound with any of the incorporation of

    Old Mortality

  • He swung to face the man he had isolated from his mates, and his thrust ripped a bloody flesh-wound down the side of his chest.

    River God

  • The blade had glanced from the jewels of Thalis's girdle and inflicted only a very superficial flesh-wound, only enough to rouse the Stygian's unbridled fury.

    The Conan Chronicles

  • So far I don't believe we'd taken even a flesh-wound on our side.

    Flashman and The Redskins

  • The blade had glanced from the jewels of Thalis 'girdle and inflicted a very superficial flesh-wound, only enough to rouse the Stygian's unbridled fury.

    Conan the Adventurer

  • I ran, my sides aching, blood streaming from the forgotten flesh-wound in my side.

    The Door Through Space

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