shin

Part of speech: verb

To climb by the clasp of hands and legs; to trot about.

Part of speech: noun

The front part of the leg below the knees; the shank.

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Usage examples "shin":

  1. And I send orders for bread and meat and wood to the family, who would break the shin- bones of the first comer if I bid them. - "Cousin Betty", Honore de Balzac.
  2. Fortunately the spikes at the ends of them were from me, and I received no injury, except a severe blow on the shin; and as I stopped a moment to rub it, I thought that I heard a cry from the direction of old Nanny's house; but the wind was very high, and I was not certain. - "Poor Jack", Frederick Marryat.
  3. " I've found that out," said the boy merrily; for he had hurt his shin in climbing the icy steps of the ladder. - "Steve Young", George Manville Fenn.