Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of shinbone.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I think he's got a little bit of soreness in his groin area as well, a little contusion in one of his shinbones.

    Jammal Brown practicing through the pain

  • There would have been bruises up and down the shinbones.

    Color Wheel

  • It was a mystery: Mountains of skulls with stoved-in crania, ulnas protruding from eye sockets, mandibles cradling shinbones, swirling heaps of sucked, yellow ribs, like the nests of enormous birds—the Minotaur could not help but recognize his own, distinctive handiwork.

    Here Comes Another Lesson

  • She checked herself into a hospital here and a doctor cut her shinbones in two, applied a medieval-looking brace to her legs and taught her how to turn its screws so that metal pins would pull her bones apart nearly

    Risking limbs for height, and success, in China

  • She checked herself into a hospital here and a doctor cut her shinbones in two, applied a medieval-looking brace to her legs and taught her how to turn its screws so that metal [...]

    2008 July

  • I feel in my bones my shinbones that Jon will not come home.

    The New Yorker Stories

  • The splintered shafts of his shinbones protruded from the gore of his legs.

    Heart of a Patriot

  • Inman went to slash at the shinbones of the smith, but the blade clashed on the stone of the foundation and threw a spray of white sparks and broke off close so that he was left holding but the snath.

    Cold Mountain

  • The group said "internationally recognised methods of torture" were used including electric charges, beating the soles of the feet, the ears, the shinbones and the genitals.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • She fractured 14 kneecaps, 7 shinbones and an ankle.

    The Wee Kirkcudbright Centipede

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