flesh wound


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flesh wound

a wound affecting superficial tissues
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Corbyn's lot insisting it could've been worse is like Monty Python's Black Knight calling the loss of both arms and legs a flesh wound.
In response to these warnings the prisoner continued to abuse and make faces at the sentry who eventually fired and inflicted a flesh wound.
The following month in a stunt in the Hindenburg Tunnel when it was every man for his self, Bob received a flesh wound in the arm.
He's been kicked so many times but he says 'keep going it's only a flesh wound.
A woman driving by in a car suffered a flesh wound and is recovering, Evans said.
The Magpies travel to Chelsea on Wednesday in a game key to their ambitions of rejoining the European elite, with the skipper confident that Saturday's North West rout was little more than a flesh wound.
Thankfully we were among those shortest in the industry this morning at 15-2 and so escaped with merely a flesh wound after Swincombe Flame's victory.
Message to all readers: Congress just passed an extension that amounts to a bandage on a gaping flesh wound.
As a precaution the youngster was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough, with a flesh wound to his chest.
He received only a flesh wound, when it seemed likely there would be blood on the carpet.
The first was a flesh wound, and he was treated and returned to his unit; the second time he suffered a serious leg wound that took him out of the war.