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Hamstring   /hˈæmstrˌɪŋ/   Listen
Hamstring

verb
(past & past part. hamstrung; pres. part. hamstringing)
1.
Make ineffective or powerless.
2.
Cripple by cutting the hamstring.






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"Hamstring" Quotes from Famous Books



... limb is practically impossible without mutilation. In some roomy cows a calf may be dragged through the passages by ropes attached to the bent hocks, but even when this is possible there is great risk of laceration of the floor of the vagina by the feet. The next resort is to cut the hamstring just above the point of the hock and the tendon on the front of the limb (flexor metatarsi) just above the hock, and even the sinews behind the shank bone just below the hock. This allows the stifle ...
— Special Report on Diseases of Cattle • U.S. Department of Agriculture

... us the victory. "Bravo, Taher!" I shouted. He had ridden splendidly, and his blow had been marvellously delivered at an extremely long reach, as he was nearly out of his saddle when he sprang forward to enable the blade to obtain a cut at the last moment. He could not reach the hamstring, as his horse could ...
— In the Heart of Africa • Samuel White Baker



Words linked to "Hamstring" :   lame, frustrate, cripple, tendon, torment, hamstring tendon, crucify, dun, sinew, rag, bedevil



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