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  • noun Alternative spelling of collarbone.

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Examples

  • Nor could he have guessed that the particular five dollars that belonged to him had been appropriated by the business manager for the painting of his house in Alameda, which painting he performed himself, on week-day afternoons, because he could not afford to pay union wages and because the first scab he had employed had had a ladder jerked out from under him and been sent to the hospital with a broken collar-bone.

    Chapter 28

  • There was something garish about the shade that seemed to fit in with the 1970s stylings of arm stripes and collar-bone flashes and players bouncing up and down on Top of the Pops.

    No point getting shirty over England's new-look kit

  • They escaped from their midnight escapade with a broken collar-bone, a bashed nose, battered egos and an 18-foot tall enemy.

    Animals

  • Bhaiya had broken his collar-bone; Jai just escaped breaking his back.

    Chaplin’s Girl

  • She stares at his jutting collar-bone, as the bed begins to shake with his exertions.

    Reproductive Disneyland

  • I'm writing this one-handed having broken my collar-bone in a crash a week ago.

    Journal for 12 March 2001

  •   She stares at his jutting collar-bone, as the bed begins to shake with his exertions.

    Reproductive Disneyland

  • X-rays reveal collar-bone is broken, and after some to-ing and fro-ing I'm booked in the next day for an operation to have it pinned.

    Journal for 12 March 2001

  • He decided that, in case of a refusal, he would tear off his bandages, dislocate his collar-bone, that he would lay bare all the wounds which he had left, and would reject all food.

    Les Miserables

  • But Marius was forced to remain for two months more stretched out on a long chair, on account of the results called up by the fracture of his collar-bone.

    Les Miserables

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