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Synonyms for wrist

a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones

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He took his hand from hers, and turned that wrist up on the table.
The worst of it was that my wrists were swelling and going back on me.
But just then the wrist I held leaped from my hand, and the hand clasped like a steel trap about my wrist.
Oh, how Rostov detested at that moment those hands with their short reddish fingers and hairy wrists, which held him in their power.
Near the bottom of the ladder, when he found no more support for his feet, he clung with his hands; at length, arrived at the last step, he let himself hang by the strength of his wrists, and touched the ground.
There was a round of clapping during which she deftly fixed bells to her wrists.
For two hours under the instructions of the former the ape worked upon the knots that secured his friend's wrists.
But she made more ado over the sore wrist than Robin had received for all his former hurts put together.
Placing her hand upon the great wrist of the giant she tried to drag his fingers from von Horn's throat, pleading meanwhile with both voice and eyes for the life of the man she thought loved her.
He was too quick and too strong for me, however, for before I could get my balance he had struck at me and cut my left wrist rather severely.
At the same moment the count seized with his left hand the assassin's wrist, and wrung it with such strength that the knife fell from his stiffened fingers, and Caderousse uttered a cry of pain.
I did n't mean to," muttered Tom, as he hastily departed, leaving Polly to groan over her sprained wrist.
But it does take minutes, and even I can remember shifting the electric torch from one hand to the other before the aperture was large enough to receive the hand and wrist of Raffles.
With ingenuous frankness he spoke of what a wicked, ill-disciplined boy he had been, and impulsively drew up his cuff to exhibit upon his wrist the scar from a saber cut which he had received in a duel outside of Paris when he was nineteen.
Boy, take his left hand by the wrist and bring it near to my right.