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a cartilage tear in the knee
  tough elastic tissue found in such places as joints
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cartilage cartilages
When born, most of the skeleton is also cartilage, but it soon turns to bone.
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  • a cartilage tear in the knee
  • She is experimenting with lab-grown cartilage.
  • Conventional X rays don’t provide good images of cartilage.
  • he drove the blade between the vertebrae and the brain. It was an easy shot now and he felt the cartilage sever.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea

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  • He felt the solid blow as he connected, heard the crunch of cartilage and the man’s scream.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • And it was good, Colin supposed, if you happened to enjoy searching through an endless labyrinth of bones and cartilage for the occasional sliver of meat.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • I had several painful ribs, although I couldn’t tell if they were broken or if the cartilage was torn.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Down the street and up the hill came the Duke of Westminster, the Honorable Archibald Fitzhugh, and the Bishop of Bath and Wells, slipping and bounding from shadow to shadow, lean and leathery, all sinews and cartilage, wearing raggedy clothes all a-tatter, and they bounded and loped and skulked, leapfrogging over dustbins, keeping to the dark side of hedges.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • He had messed up his cartilage so bad that they had to operate.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • But to me the hard cartilage is like eating the bones of a fish.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train

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  • She couldn’t have been more than fourteen or fifteen and seemed to have as many piercings in the cartilage of each ear.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • It was the size of a golf ball, protruding from his spine, feeling like cartilage.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • The sharp crack of the knife ripping through cartilage.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Damaged muscle and cartilage will stiffen your joints.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • Also, there’s a slight bump of cartilage along the top of my nose.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • At least the flesh was tasty and unfishy, and the crunchiness of cartilage was a welcome respite from so much soft food.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Phipps, the Unitarian, had a front tooth broken, and Henfrey was injured in the cartilage of his ear.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • I swung an elbow blindly and felt it connect; I felt cartilage crunch as I turned, ready for whoever came next.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • With crushing force, he drove his thumb into the soft cartilage and felt it depress.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • On the basis of height and weight he’d assumed she was around twenty-four months, he said, but the development of cartilage in the carpals and metacarpals indicated that she was closer to three.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • He cussed, wincing as he pulled at the cartilage.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • ANOTHER (in a hollow voice, darting on all-fours from under the table, where he had crept): And if you would not perish in flower o’ youth, —Oh, mention not the fatal cartilage!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Should she tell this new ugly that sometime this afternoon, her body was going to be opened up, the bones ground down to the right shape, some of them stretched or padded, her nose cartilage and cheekbones stripped out and replaced with programmable plastic, skin sanded off and reseeded like a soccer field in spring?
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • The bull, thus secured, could not move; and while Jack held his head I drew my knife and pierced the cartilage of his nose, and when the blood flowed less freely, passed a stout cord through the hole.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • She learned that she had torn the cartilage of two ribs, that she had sprained an ankle, ripped patches of skin off one knee and one elbow, and acquired a few bruises spread in purple blotches over her body.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The cartilage in his nose was twisted—it’d been broken by the lash of a wayward logging cable in the winter of 1915.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Well, I selected the cartilages of the heads of these fishes, and you can scarcely imagine the delight with which I welcomed the arrival of each Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, as affording me the means of increasing my stock of pens; for I will freely confess that my historical labors have been my greatest solace and relief.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • He ate as he made his way back to the arroyo, chewing the soft bone cartilage of pork ribs he found.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • Four of his knuckles were disjointed, and white cartilage showed through his mangled skin.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • They consist of two distinct series: the series of bony fish, in other words, those whose spines have vertebrae made of bone; and cartilaginous fish, in other words, those whose spines have vertebrae made of cartilage.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Every time I coughed, the pain from my torn thoracic cartilage felt like someone was jabbing a knife beneath my ribs, and brought tears to my eyes.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Her clean-cut head, with prominent, bright, spirited eyes, broadened out at the open nostrils, that showed the red blood in the cartilage within.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • How those shark-cartilage supplements treating you?
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • I didn’t laugh—I am always thankful for that—but the strain ruptured every cartilage in me, and for weeks afterward I could hear my bones clack when I walked.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Fuentes and his assistant, this old pro named Winky, who had slurred speech and the cartilage removed from his nose from being battered so many years ago, gathered the Teen Pugs in the back of the gym for a pep talk.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Fluoroquinolones cause cartilage damage in immature beagle pups.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • She could see through the bloody cartilage into his mouth, and onto the back of his lacerated tongue.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Your nose ignites, flameless kerosene (and, some say, Drano) laced with ephedrine you want to cry powdered demons bite through cartilage and sinuses, take dead aim at your brain, jump inside want to scream troops of tapping feet fall into rhythm, marking time, right between your eyes get the urge to dance louder, louder, ultra gray-matter power, shock waves of energy mushroom inside your head you want to let go detonate, annihilate barriers, bring down the walls, unleashing…
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Impossibly tall, four-armed, molded in chrome and cartilage, the Shrike turned its red gaze on us.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • That’s more than Prof Vogel could ever say of his cartilages.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • His father’s plate is polished clean, the chicken bones denuded of cartilage and chewed to a pinkish pulp, the bay leaf and cinnamon stick as good as new Ashoke shakes his head at Gogol, disapproving, unyielding.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • I did not know if the dovelike cartilage was part of the sand dollar’s circulatory system or not and I never tried to find out.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • It was a little discouraging that the girls were his heiresses, as he right away told me, probably guessing that I wasn’t bringing out the flower of my charm for his old cartilage-heavy Rembrandt of a squash nose with its white hairs and gunpowder speckles.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • He lunged, the rigid fingers of his left hand clamped vice-like over the man’s face as he plunged the letter-opener into the soldier’s neck, the blade rushing through sinew and fragile cartilage, severing the windpipe.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • The Marquis de Forestelle’s monocle was minute and rimless, and, by enforcing an incessant and painful contraction of the eye over which it was incrusted like a superfluous cartilage, the presence of which there was inexplicable and its substance unimaginable, it gave to his face a melancholy refinement, and led women to suppose him capable of suffering terribly when in love.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • She hit him again, heard the crunch of cartilage as his nose fountained more blood.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • More cartilage and tendon tissue were lost from the chronic inflammation.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • They injected synthetic cartilage material and shaved the meniscus.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • He cut the cartilages that connected the two ribs to the breastbone.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Whap! A gloved hand came down hard over her mouth and nose, and she thought she heard cartilage crack in her nose.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
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