Synonyms for ankle

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In moving I had trodden on or touched the serpent with my foot, and it had bitten me just above the ankle.

The ankle was small and curved like an axe handle and looked as tough.

It nearly turned my ankle as I jumped on to it, but I hardly felt the pain.

He entered and scuffled up the walk, ankle deep in fallen leaves.

He bent again, and hid the glow of his pipe against his ankle.

He limped a little, for Von Holzen had in the struggle kicked him on the ankle.

"Of course he might have taken a tumble and sprained his ankle, or something like that," Bart said.

Two tiny blue bows at either side the ankle ornament the front.

"My ankle twisted," said Gervaise as soon as she was able to speak.

Her ankle had twisted when she fell, and was now throbbing distressfully.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English ancleow "ankle," from PIE root *ang-/*ank- "to bend" (see angle (n.)). The modern form seems to have been influenced by Old Norse ökkla or Old Frisian ankel, which are immediately from the Proto-Germanic form of the root (cf. Middle High German anke "joint," German Enke "ankle"); the second element in the Old English, Old Norse and Old Frisian forms perhaps suggests claw (cf. Dutch anklaauw), or it may be from influence of cneow "knee," or it may be diminutive suffix -el. Middle English writers distinguished inner ankle projection (hel of the ancle) from the outer (utter or utward).

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