ankle

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ankle

[′aŋ·kəl]
(anatomy)
The joint formed by the articulation of the leg bones with the talus, one of the tarsal bones.
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Again the rat charged and as Turan stepped quickly back to avoid the menacing jaws, something seemed to jerk suddenly upon his right ankle, and as he drew his left foot back to regain his equilibrium his heel caught upon a taut chain and he fell heavily backward to the floor just as the rat leaped upon his breast and sought his throat.
They were delighted, also, with blue and white beads, particularly the former, and wore broad tight bands of them round the waist and ankles, large rolls of them round the neck, and pendants of them in the ears.
He hitched his pack farther over on his left shoulder, so as to take a portion of its weight from off the injured ankle.
Her imagination was busy, her reflections were pleasant, and the pain of a sprained ankle was disregarded.
But I don't see what you can do, except get a carriage, or stay here all night," answered Jo, softly rubbing the poor ankle as she spoke.
He is in the same plight as Freddy, very wet about the ankles.
He was handicapped in his flight by the weight of the girl whose legs would but scarce bear her weight, to say nothing of maintaining her in rapid flight, for the tightly drawn bonds that had been about her ankles for so long had stopped circulation and partially paralyzed her extremities.
Sillerton Jackson stretched his ankles nearer the coals and emitted a sardonic whistle.
Here they threw me upon the ground, binding my ankles together and trussing them up to my wrists behind.
she called through the partition, still standing on the chair, one hand tipping the mirror forward and back, so that she was able to run her eyes from the reflection of her ankles and calves to her face, warm with color and roguishly alive.
The foamy wavelets curled up to her white feet, and coiled like serpents about her ankles.
And the doctor hurt me dreadfully when he was setting my ankle.