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  • n. the trade of a bonesetter, the practice of realigning broken or disjointed bones


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  • Step 3 is prioritizing a list of bonesetting needs.

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  • If you look carefully, the daughter in the titles above is the daughter of a practitioner of a specific trade or activity, be it alchemy, bonesetting, or heresy.

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  • He treated other maladies when necessary, but bonesetting was his specialty.

    The Bonesetter's Daughter

  • Women tended-to be more community minded than men, and in this village at least, they were used to taking on the more objectionable of community tasks; perhaps he ought to check among the girls and see if any of them were willing to learn all he could teach them about bonesetting and herbs and the like.


  • "But the likelihood that we'd need a bonesetting kit is so small it's infinitesimal!" he protested.

    The Silver Gryphon

  • It was heavier than it looked-because of the bonesetting kit, of course.

    The Silver Gryphon

  • This time she did use the bonesetting kit; the splints and bandages that hardened into rigid forms when first soaked, then dried.

    The Silver Gryphon

  • A veterinary would have made neater work of the bonesetting, but hardly could have rendered the job more effective.

    His Dog

  • As he worked at his bonesetting task, Ferris had more chance to study his new acquisition.

    His Dog


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