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Second joint   /sˈɛkənd dʒɔɪnt/   Listen
Second joint

noun
1.
The upper joint of the leg of a fowl.  Synonym: thigh.






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"Second joint" Quotes from Famous Books



... treated her like a queen. He jumped in the air, clicking his heels together like a boy let unexpectedly out of school, and at odd moments clapped Joe on the back, crying, "By George! By George!" with the relish of a cannibal reaching into the pot for a second joint. ...
— Roosevelt in the Bad Lands • Hermann Hagedorn

... to be done for a pupil is to see that the hand is in correct position. I explain that the wrist should be about on a level with the second joint of the middle finger, when the fingers are properly rounded. The knuckles will then be somewhat elevated; in fact they will naturally take care of themselves, other points of the hand being correct. Two things are of supreme importance: namely, firm finger joints ...
— Piano Mastery - Talks with Master Pianists and Teachers • Harriette Brower

... of Their Dead Adversaries Popular Sovereignty Probably Forever Forbid Their Living Together Public Sentiment Quibbles Repentance Before Forgiveness Republican Position Right to Eat the Bread He Earns Second Joint Debate, at Freeport Set the Niggers and White People to Marrying Short of a Clear Popular Majority Smallest Are Often the Most Difficult Things to Deal with Social and Political Equality with the Negro Squatter Sovereignty Superior Position Taking Away the Little Which Has ...
— Widger's Quotations from Abraham Lincoln's Writings • David Widger

... corners thereof is the likeness of a hand, curiously chased in silver; the second joint on the third finger of the lowest of them, on the left, being pressed, the whole picture, by marvellous sleight and artifice, riseth up, revealing the treasure of which I am ...
— Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2) • John Roby

... of the codfish struck him on the second joint of the forefinger, and cut the finger off as clean as it could have been ...
— Peck's Sunshine - Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, - Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882 • George W. Peck

... wheel-chair. So Chet went on painting, placidly. One by one, with meticulous nicety, he painted all his finger nails a bright and cheery yellow. Then he did the whole of his left thumb, and was starting on the second joint of the index finger when Miss Kate came up behind him and took the brush ...
— Half Portions • Edna Ferber



Words linked to "Second joint" :   fowl, thigh, serving, bird, helping, portion, dark meat



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