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David Beckham broke one of the metatarsals in his left foot.
  any of the five long bones of the foot between the ankle and the toes
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metatarsal metatarsals
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  • David Beckham broke one of the metatarsals in his left foot.
  • Darkness in strange places is always fearful and, lying on the floor that night, sweating from the armpits to the metatarsals from the heat, I felt the fear that comes from being alone in a new environment.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Recognizing my cue, I stepped back, taking care to tread heavily on the toes of the woman behind me, who yipped in anguish as my boot heel crushed her metatarsals.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The bony remnants of the fourth and fifth toes were located up near the metatarsal joint.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park

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  • ’It’s a nasty bruise spread over the second and third metatarsals.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • He’d never broken a heel bone before, preferring instead metatarsals in the toes.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • …is what she thought as the riders came up to the street, how she’d stood in a subterranean chapel in a Capuchin church and could not take her eyes off the skeletons stacked there, wondering about the monks whose flesh had once decorated these metatarsals and femurs and skulls, many skulls heaped in alcoves and hidey-holes, and she remembered thinking vindictively that these are the dead who will come out of the earth to lash and cudgel the living, to punish the sins of the…
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
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Associated words [difficulty]:   metatarsal [9] , metacarpal [8] , vertebrae [3] , femur [5] , sternum [5] , clavicle [7] , fibula [7] , mandible [7] , tibia [7] , metacarpal [8] , humerus [9] , patella [9] , ulna [9]
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