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sprain
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
injury to the ligaments of a joint caused by stretching them too far — most commonly injuring the ankle

(ligaments are the tough, fibrous bands that connect bones across joints)
  • "Help me on to that low horse," said Wakem to Luke, "then I shall perhaps manage; though—confound it—I think this arm is sprained."
    5.7 -- Book 5 Chapter 7 -- A Day of Reckoning (48% in)

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