from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A deformity of the fetlock-joint, caused by a shortening of the tendons behind, which results in throwing the joint upward and forward, making the foot more upright than is normal.

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  • verb Present participle of knuckle.


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  • And the notion of knuckling under to the dictates of that undersized—

    Dark Allies

  • As a consequence of the last-mentioned lesion of the tendons, a new condition presents itself in the articular disposition, constituting the deformity known as the knuckling fetlock.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • But more difficult than speed for player's to get used to is what's called the knuckling effect.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Later still there is distinct evidence of 'knuckling' over at the fetlock and inability to fully flex it.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • "knuckling" the larger boys showed their contempt for the smaller, and it belongs to that kind of teasing which no self-respecting boy ever would allow to pass unchallenged.

    Debts of Honor

  • Aidan closed the door, his hand white knuckling the knob, his bowed head pressed against the wood.

    Earl of Durkness

  • This ghost, laughing a little too loudly, would be all the more terrible for the flicker of awful, self-deluding pride kindling in it at the thought of white-knuckling through the grimmest month of the year with nothing to talk about in company but how it has given up drink.

    After the Binge Must Come the Purge

  • Keep calling the cons filibuster bluffs Dems, instead of just knuckling under!

    Vote on Wall Street reform debate may come Wednesday evening

  • She sniffs, knuckling into the corner of one eye to catch a tear.

    New Doctor/Rose Ficlet: STRAWBERRIES

  • I picture the lucky prick's hand edging under her sweater, knuckling beneath the stiff underwire.

    Cymbals Guy


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