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sprain
used in Where the Red Fern Grows

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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)
  • I don't think it's broken, but it sure is a bad sprain.
    Chapter 18 (8% in)
sprain = injury to the ligaments of a joint caused by stretching them too far
  • It's either broken or badly sprained.
    Chapter 17 (70% in)
  • It's nothing but a sprained ankle.
    Chapter 17 (73% in)
  • That's one of the meanest sprains I've ever seen and it should be in a cast, but I don't have any plaster of Paris with me.
    Chapter 18 (51% in)

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