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wrist

Anatomy the joint between the forearm and the hand

wrist

[rist]
(anatomy)
The part joining forearm and hand.
(mechanical engineering)
A set of rotary joints to which the end effector of a robot is attached. Also known as wrist socket.
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Very few men have the power of wrist that this woman has.
That second day was my hardest, and all that enabled me to survive it and get in the last of the night coal at the end of thirteen hours was the day fireman, who bound both my wrists with broad leather straps.
My wrist was released, but his other arm, passed around my back, held both my arms so that I could not move.
asked Milady; "it seems as if my wrists had been crushed in a vice.
With a bound he was upon his feet and at the same instant brought his other gun from his side and levelled it upon the man who had released him; but as his finger tightened upon the trigger Virginia Maxon sprang between them and grasping von Horn's wrist deflected the muzzle of the gun just as the cartridge exploded.
My wrist bled freely, and quite a little pool trickled on to the carpet.
Tom was just going to give it a hearty shake, when he saw a red mark on the wrist, and knew what made it.
At the same moment I heard the shuffling feet and the low, excited young voices on the other side of the door, and a faint light shone round Raffles's wrist.
It was some time before either I or the captain seemed to gather our senses, but at length, and about at the same moment, I released his wrist, which I was still holding, and he drew in his hand and looked sharply into the palm.
Garn out o' this or I'll " He took a step forward with uplifted hand, but in an instant down came cut number three upon his wrist, and cut number five across his thigh, and cut number one full in the center of his rabbit-skin cap.
Saying this, Gryphus in his frenzy rushed towards Cornelius, who had barely time to retreat behind his table to avoid the first thrust; but as Gryphus continued, with horrid threats, to brandish his huge knife, and as, although out of the reach of his weapon, yet, as long as it remained in the madman's hand, the ruffian might fling it at him, Cornelius lost no time, and availing himself of the stick, which he held tight under his arm, dealt the jailer a vigorous blow on the wrist of that hand which held the knife.
She felt his forehead, altered a bandage for a moment, and took his wrist between her fingers.