Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of fibula.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Both of my fibulas and both of my thighs had already been plundered.

    Roger Ebert: 'I'm happy I don't look worse'

  • The stairs looked like rows of teeth from the street, the hard granite curbs the femurs and fibulas and tibias of the neighborhood.

    Time of Death

  • "I've seen people blow out their tibia and fibulas just by going through a turn," said Picabo Street, the silver medalist in the Olympic downhill in 1994.

    The Old Men on the Mountains

  • And in the morning, everywhere she went: that fetid stink, those heaps of sucked white femurs, fibulas, tibias, skulls, ribs.

    Here Comes Another Lesson

  • "I've seen people blow out their tibia and fibulas just by going through a turn," said Picabo Street, the silver medalist in the Olympic downhill in 1994.

    The Old Men on the Mountains

  • Pistorius was born without fibulas -- the long, thin outer bone between the knee and ankle -- and was 11 months old when his legs were amputated below the knee.

    When the amputee is barred from the Olympics because his prosthetic legs give him an advantage...

  • And an article on amputees and prostethic limbs written in 1999 for the New Statesman: The September issue of Dazed and Confused magazine, guest-edited by the fashion designer Alexander McQueen, featured the model Aimee Mullins, whose legs were amputated below the knee in infancy because she was born without fibulas.

    Ode to Sitemeter

  • And an article on amputees and prostethic limbs written in 1999 for the New Statesman: The September issue of Dazed and Confused magazine, guest-edited by the fashion designer Alexander McQueen, featured the model Aimee Mullins, whose legs were amputated below the knee in infancy because she was born without fibulas.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • Two other corners, Charles Woodson and Tory James, broke fibulas.

    USATODAY.com - Raiders loom large against Bucs

  • I'm a double amputee, and I was born without fibulas in both legs.

    Aimee Mullins on running

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