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  • Other less-common -clast words include mythoclast (someone who destroys myths), genuclast (a medical instrument for breaking knee-joint adhesions) and bioclast (a piece of shell or a fossil in a sedimentary rock).

    Week in Words

  • The mammoth raised itself half-heartedly up onto one knee-joint, and the floor shook.


  • It is wrong to turn everything upside down in an unwarranted knee-joint reaction to correct the uncorrectable.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • The bands then should be fastened, not only at the foot, but also above the knee, so that the force of the extension may not be expended on the knee-joint more than upon the hip-joint.

    On The Articulations

  • The splints, in fact, should be carefully kept off the naked parts at both ends; and the arrangement of them should be so managed, as that they may not be placed on the natural protuberances of the bone at the knee-joint, nor on the tendon which is situated there.

    On Fractures

  • For the knee-joint, in proportion to its size, is more compact than that of the arm, and has a more even conformation, and is rounded, while the joint of the arm is large, and has many cavities.

    On Fractures

  • That stiffness about the arm, hip, and knee-joint which was apparent when he walked was the net product of the divers sprains and over-exertions that had been required of him in handling trees and timber when a young man, for he was of the sort called self-made, and had worked hard.

    The Woodlanders

  • But their being bipeds and able to stand is above all due to their having the hip-bone shaped like a thigh, and so large that it looks as if they had two thighs, one in the leg before the knee-joint, the other joining his part to the fundament.

    On the Gait of Animals

  • In January 1999, prehistorians Ralf Schmitz and Jürgen Thissen from the Rheinisches Amt für Bodendenkmalpflege, Bonn, startled the archaeological world with the announcement that they had not only located the original site of the cave, but also some bone fragments, one of which fitted onto the original knee-joint.

    The Face of Neandertal Man

  • Commelina as it is said to cause a disease known as kithunda ndutu and knee-joint problems after prolonged use (Kamba).

    Chapter 7


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