from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The coxa, or coxal articulation, usually called hip-joint (which see).
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Before he could answer the question a shell burst at our gun, from which an iron ball an inch in diameter struck me on the right thigh-joint, tearing and carrying the clothes in to the bone.
If the bone attached to the thigh-joint is loose and easily withdrawn, your ham is certainly done.
Take a leg of the finest beef you can get, split it in half, from the knuckle to the thigh-joint, that is, longitudinally; wash it well, so that it is free from blood.
Soon gathering around it, each was helped to a share: one to a wing with liver or gizzard, another to a thigh-joint with a bit of the breast, a third to the stripped breast-bone, or the back one, with its thin covering of flesh, a fourth to a variety of stray giblets.
The length from the bill to the tail is 10 inches, to the end of the toes, 11 3/4 inches; breadth, 17 inches; thigh-joint to the toe, 5 1/2 inches.
To add to these feelings I have the constant increase of my lameness: the thigh-joint, knee-joint, and ankle-joint.