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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Splinter-bone the fibula
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sw. splintsplinta, to splinter; cf. Split.


In literature:

Your finger's in rags, and the bone's in splinters.
"Charge!" by George Manville Fenn
A sharp splinter of bone from one of the ribs was found with its acute point piercing vital organs.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
Besides crunching the bone into splinters, he left eleven teeth wounds on the upper part of my arm.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
Again Jack fired, and splinters of skin and bone flew from the rogue's head.
"The Rogue Elephant" by Elliott Whitney
They then proceeded to operate, and in a few minutes removed a portion of splintered bone.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
They searched the skeleton and found the splintered bones.
"The Great Gray Plague" by Raymond F. Jones
Splintered bones were removed and shattered limbs amputated.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
The ice chewed the splinters savagely, as a husky gnaws a bone.
"Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North" by Fullerton Waldo
The young woman lay perfectly still, trying to close her ears to sounds of grinding teeth and splintering bones.
"Warrior of the Dawn" by Howard Carleton Browne
There was the splintering of bone.
"Day of the Druid" by Knut Enferd
Mingled with their screams there came the snap of splintering bones.
"Red Nails" by Robert E. Howard
Something trod upon my left hand, and I felt the bones splinter under the weight.
"The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Only last year his old wound was cut open to remove the splinters of bone.
"Ten Years' Captivity in the Mahdi's Camp 1882-1892" by F. R. Wingate
These rough men know how to lay a splintered bone, or close a wound, like any practised leech.
"The Last of the Vikings" by John Bowling
The wound was a terrible one; the bone had been splintered, and portions of it were visible at the spot where the bullet had emerged.
"A Vendetta of the Desert" by William Charles Scully
He said it was a splintered vertebra and it could be fixed by grafting in a piece of bone.
"The Camp Fire Girls Solve a Mystery" by Hildegard G. Frey
The bone was quickly cut in two and the marrow dug out with a splinter.
"Prison Life in Andersonville" by John L. Maile
Ben had heard and felt the splintering of bone.
"Wilderness of Spring" by Edgar Pangborn
Never give 'em chicken or rabbit bones that may splinter and injure 'em inside.
"The Dogs of Boytown" by Walter A. Dyer
If we have suffered without the walls, rest assured the infidels have splintered some bones within.
"God Wills It!" by William Stearns Davis

In poetry:

Terrible Golgotha—among the bones
Which whiten thee, as thick as splintered stones
Where headlong rocks have crushed themselves away,
I stumble on—Is it too dark to pray?
"Good Friday" by Digby Mackworth Dolben