from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person, especially one who is not a licensed physician, who sets broken or dislocated bones.
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- n. one who realigns broken or disjointed bones
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who sets broken or dislocated bones; -- commonly applied to one, not a regular surgeon, who makes an occupation of setting bones.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone (not necessarily a licensed physician) who sets broken bones
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Their ways can seem inscrutable and frustrating at times as well, as when a group of men insist on letting a wounded man be tended to by a bonesetter, worsening the wounded man's condition.
Illustrations in the Florentine Codex show various healers associated with specific ailments: the bonesetter, tepoztecpahtiani, for example, the bleeder, teitzminqui, or the one who cures diseases of the eyes, texpatiani.
Annette sways forward and for a second itâ€ ™ s like thereâ€ ™ s no bonesetter in her bloodstream.
House of Fury: A mild-mannered bonesetter turns out to be a top-notch secret agent, semi-retired.
She bows her old head to a voice that speaks to her loudly, her bonesetter, her medicineman: me she slights.
The bonesetter had borrowed money to rent two mule carts, one to carry gifts for the groom's family, the other for the bride's trunks of blankets and clothes.
The bonesetter had to give Chang's matchmaker an awkward answer: "I'm sorry," he said, "but my daughter cried herself sick, unable to bear the thought of leaving her worthless father."
The first marriage proposal came from Chang's matchmaker, who went to the bonesetter and related the good omens.
But the fortune-teller had a sister-in-law who lived near the bonesetter, and she knew better.
The bonesetter was so ashamed he could not save his own family members that he spent his entire fortune and went into a lifetime of debt to hold their funerals.