ankle

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Synonyms for ankle

a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus

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He had been anaesthetized and stripped of his weapons, and as he rose to his feet he saw that one ankle was fettered to a chain in the wall.
He raised his fettered ankle and examined the lock.
His ankle was throbbing, and he gave it an examination.
His ankle had stiffened, his limp was more pronounced, but the pain of it was as nothing compared with the pain of his stomach.
She gathers her skirts above her ankles and hurries off towards the Strand].
One of the fellows stopped and severed the bonds that held my ankles.
He told me all about the time he broke his ankle when he was a boy.
You come with me and we'll have a cozy dinner and a pleasant talk together, and by that time your game ankle will carry you home very nicely, I am sure.
My ankle does hurt yet," admitted the girl, attempting a limping step.
Pride does go before a fall, but I wonder if a sprained ankle always comes after it?
Rose took part in all the fun, and never betrayed by look or word the twinges of pain she suffered in her ankle.
When he came to walk home, however, he realized that it was hurting him a great deal; and in the morning his ankle was swollen out nearly double its size, and he could not get his foot into his shoe.
The fore-part of his thighs, where the folds of his mantle permitted them to be seen, were also covered with linked mail; the knees and feet were defended by splints, or thin plates of steel, ingeniously jointed upon each other; and mail hose, reaching from the ankle to the knee, effectually protected the legs, and completed the rider's defensive armour.
Lynde had twisted her ankle and was lame, so she was staying home this morning.
His head flashed up, huge jaws distended, fangs gleaming, to sink into the slender, silken-hosed ankle above the tan low-cut shoes.