Usage examples for shin

  1. My ol' shin- bones stan' up thess like a pair o' dog- irons. – Sonny, A Christmas Guest by Ruth McEnery Stuart
  2. Shin Shira read them out one by one. – The Mysterious Shin Shira by George Edward Farrow
  3. It is a curious coincidence of opinion, if it be not founded on fact, that the Chinese should assign the same reason for giving an eagle's face to their Lui- shin, that Pliny has for the consecration of that bird to Jupiter, namely, that no instance was ever known of an eagle being destroyed by lightning. – Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow
  4. You ain't big enough to shin up the masts, an' take in sails, an' all that sort of work, same's sailors have to do. – The Princess and Joe Potter by James Otis
  5. You might shin out for home, Bandy- legs? – The Strange Cabin on Catamount Island by Lawrence J. Leslie
  6. The fire extinguisher came whizzing across the floor and cracked me on the shin. – Noble Redman by Jesse Franklin Bone
  7. In trying to scramble up the car- steps in advance of lady passengers, Merton Steef had his right shin badly skinned and hit his jaw on the bottom step. – Love Conquers All by Robert C. Benchley
  8. All she could do on second thoughts was to creep forward timidly, raise herself on her hind legs, with her paws against his shin, and tell him that whatever the trouble was she had been through it all. –  by
  9. " And we don't want none of your lip," ses the carman, who was in a bad temper because he 'ad got a fearful kick on the shin from somewhere. – Project Gutenberg, Deep Waters, by W.W. Jacobs by W.W. Jacobs
  10. Are you game to shin along the mast and see if that loose spar is practicable yet? – His Unknown Wife by Louis Tracy
  11. Look at that shin." – Shorty McCabe by Sewell Ford
  12. We ain't got anybody who c'n jump thirty foot, or who c'n shin up a chimbly like a squirrel. – Anderson Crow, Detective by George Barr McCutcheon
  13. " We'll make 'em pay for that shin," says he, with a kind of it's- coming- to- us grin. – Shorty McCabe by Sewell Ford
  14. The backboard was up and he couldn't see inside at all, but he saw the wheels that the poles had come on, and he thought he would try to shin up on them and look in. – The Doers by William John Hopkins
  15. It's Phil Briant that'll shin up a rope with any white man in the world, or out of it. – The Red Eric by R.M. Ballantyne
  16. What on earth is a shin? – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
  17. Is there nothing in Latin Christianity, after all, save petty grafting, monastic scandals and the worship of the knuckles and shin- bones of dubious saints? – A Book of Prefaces by H. L. Mencken
  18. Did I ever eat a shin? – South-African Folk-Tales by James A. Honey
  19. And all her ways were as the waves That by Shin- bashi run. – Nirvana Days by Cale Young Rice
  20. 9, that the caustic is an invaluable remedy in cases of bruised wounds of the shin. – An Essay on the Application of the Lunar Caustic in the Cure of Certain Wounds and Ulcers by John Higginbottom