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Definition a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle to bone
  • She ruptured her left Achilles' tendon.
  • It was nearly a two-hour commute, followed by a day of tendon-ripping labor, but he was willing—the money and the benefits were exceptional.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • I could squeeze it without him yelping, and I suspected he had pulled a tendon.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • The Admiral tried to stretch, and a joint or tendon cracked audibly.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • The tendon's attached to the scar tissue, and that's still really sensitive.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Above the knees, though, he's scrawny, bruised skin stuck tight to his ribs and skull, arms all tendon and bone.
    Allan Stratton  --  Chandra's Wars
  • Only a few ropes of pale tendon still attached the head to the neck.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • A tendon running up the back of Seabiscuit's left foreleg was strained.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • A tendon had been severed.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Peony's fingers twitched when Cinder hit a tendon, making her jump.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • The only one seem to pay her any tendon at all is Harpo and Squeak's little girl, Suzie Q. She sit cross from Sofia and squinch up her eyes at her.
    Alice Walker  --  The Color Purple
  • More cartilage and tendon tissue were lost from the chronic inflammation.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • I poked one, it was resilient, so probably it was a tendon.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Plus, you need to get it looked at to see if you sliced a tendon or something.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • The tendon was cut, the operation over.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • Every tendon is straining, stretched taut like the muscles of cows at the butcher shop that had died in fear.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • A tendon snapped; the archers arm went numb; he dropped on one knee, and his bow fell.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • It transpired that he had twisted a tendon out of place, and could never have gotten well without attention.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • I chose the spot that had been most exquisite for me: the shallow between the ankle bone and the tendon that rose up the back of the leg.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • His lungs bursting, every muscle and tendon in his legs stretched to the breaking point, St. Jacques reached his sister's house.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum

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