Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The tibia. See cuts under crus, fibula, and skeleton.

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Examples

  • He had got for himself a hoof and part of the shin-bone, to which quite

    The Famine

  • White Fang stood over the shin-bone, bristling and menacing, while Baseek stood a little way off, preparing to retreat.

    The Famine

  • Calmly turning his back upon young dog and shin-bone, as though both were beneath his notice and unworthy of his consideration, he stalked grandly away.

    The Famine

  • He bristled fiercely and looked ominously across the shin-bone at White Fang.

    The Famine

  • Ahuna put a spear in my hand, headed and pointed finely with the long shin-bone of a man, and told me the tale of it.

    SHIN-BONES

  • And beside it is Keola, slain ere his time and made into a spear-head for love of the woman whose shin-bone abides near to him.

    SHIN-BONES

  • And often, when woman was nigh to winning to the empery of my mind over me, I sought Laulani's shin-bone.

    SHIN-BONES

  • And this spear-head is made of the shin-bone of Keola, a mighty wrestler and runner of their own time and place.

    SHIN-BONES

  • One shin-bone, in some way deflected, fell under the dark shadow of a canoe-bow, and I made up my mind that it should be mine.

    SHIN-BONES

  • Ahuna produced the ancestral bones and Akuli took a shin-bone of Keola, a mighty wrestler who died for love of a woman and another of the woman, Lauilani, that he loved.

    β€œIt was the Golden Fleece ready for the shearing.”

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