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Flesh wound   /flɛʃ waʊnd/   Listen
Flesh wound

noun
1.
A wound that does not damage important internal organs or shatter any bones.






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"Flesh wound" Quotes from Famous Books



... Hilda; "they come in from the trenches with a finger off or a flesh wound. They are full of colds from all the wet weather we had last month. They haven't half enough to eat. They need warm soup and coffee after a night out on duty. Oh, there's lots to do. ...
— Young Hilda at the Wars • Arthur Gleason

... accident and the subsequent operation. To any one who knows the climate, the reason will be easily understood. In that heated air of Central Equatorial Africa, tainted with all manner of harmful germs, a scratch will take a month to heal, and any considerable flesh wound may well prove a death warrant. Captain Kettle nursed his patient with a woman's tenderness, and Clay himself struggled gamely against his fate; but the ills of the place were too strong for him, and ...
— A Master of Fortune • Cutcliffe Hyne

... action with the British ship Yarmouth,—it was only a flesh wound at first,—we were long in reaching Charleston; the arm had to be amputated. ...
— For Love of Country - A Story of Land and Sea in the Days of the Revolution • Cyrus Townsend Brady



Words linked to "Flesh wound" :   wound, combat injury, injury



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