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- n. tarsal joint of the hind leg of hoofed mammals; corresponds to the human ankle
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-- Bog spavin is an extensive distention of the capular ligament of the hock-joint by synovia (Fig. 48).
The inability to move the limb is due to the patella resting on the external lip of the pulley surface, and a locking of the stifle - and hock-joint.
-- This term is applied to a peculiar involuntary movement of one or both hind limbs that is characterized by a sudden, purposeless flexion of the hock-joint (Fig. 45).
I'm homesick from ear-socket to crupper, and from crupper to hock-joint; but it ain't any use, I've got to stay here, till the old man drops the rag and give the word -- yes, SIR, right here in this