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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.
But I don't see what you can do, except get a carriage, or stay here all night," answered Jo, softly rubbing the poor ankle as she spoke.
[She gathers her skirts above her ankles and hurries off towards the Strand].
I expect I have sprained my ankle. But, Marilla, I might have broken my neck.
And the doctor hurt me dreadfully when he was setting my ankle. I won't be able to go around for six or seven weeks and I'll miss the new lady teacher.
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."
"Pride does go before a fall, but I wonder if a sprained ankle always comes after it?" thought Rose, bravely concealing her pain, as she answered, with great dignity
Before the last company filed from the chamber the water was ankle deep, and that the men were nervous was quite evident.
At first he hardly noticed it, it was such a slight accident--simply that in leaping out of the way he turned his ankle. There was a twinge of pain, but Jurgis was used to pain, and did not coddle himself.
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.