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hamstring

1. Anatomy any of the tendons at the back of the knee
2. the large tendon at the back of the hock in the hind leg of a horse, etc.
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In his burrow, Hammy digs tunnels, grooms himself, and rearranges his bedding and food piles.
PET RESCUE: Street cleaner Alan Gregg with Hammy the hamster.
That's why she latches on to Hammy (Paul Sparks)--a married stock car racer who occasionally sleeps with her--and why her eventual, drastic reaction to his family makes so much sense.
Much of the book is an episodic fabric of interwoven themes: the contest between the guilelessness of nature and the exigencies of "progress"; the integrity of village life versus the villainy of urban power politics; the rigid morality of orthodox religion (represented by Preacher Moncrieff) set against the humanism of Jamieson's warm-hearted, salty, Nietzsche-reading Grandma Hardiman (whose credo is "worldly pleasure is sacred"); and the virtue of those like the hobo Hammy contrasted with the unscrupulous Curley and his local henchman, Lawyer Kincaid.
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Cocky Hammy also won a club record 24 Scotland caps.
Hammy, right, was gutted after Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel won in Valencia - his sixth victory in eight races so far this season.
Hammy will be fast and furious in this Critter Cruiser pounds 19.
There have, after all, been far more hammy performances in Hollywood than his.
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On the other hand, how richly paid is the performer who gets to play jealous Othello one night and ``Midsummer's'' hammy weaver Nick Bottom the next (as Peck does)?