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Usage examples for shin

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Are you game to shin along the mast and see if that loose spar is practicable yet? – His Unknown Wife by Louis Tracy
  4. You might shin out for home, Bandy- legs? – The Strange Cabin on Catamount Island by Lawrence J. Leslie
  5. What on earth is a shin? – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Did I ever eat a shin? – South-African Folk-Tales by James A. Honey
  9. The fire extinguisher came whizzing across the floor and cracked me on the shin. – Noble Redman by Jesse Franklin Bone
  10. 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
  11. 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
  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. And all her ways were as the waves That by Shin- bashi run. – Nirvana Days by Cale Young Rice
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