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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Either one of the two proximal phalanges of a horse's foot, the first phalanx being the great pastern, articulated above with the cannon-bone at the pastern-joint, and the second phalanx the small pastern, articulated below with the third phalanx, or coffin-bone, inclosed in the hoof.

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