Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JOINTS

It has eased my joints, which were somewhat stiff from these years of peace.

He had all the bones and joints of other men, without any of their proportions.

The flesh of good veal is firm and dry, and the joints stiff.

If the limbs be swelled, or joints stiff, it will be proper to foment them with warm vinegar, or bathe them in lukewarm water.

As with columns, the joints at base and necking are bedded in sheet lead.

The joints in the pipe should be filled with cement mortar, or should be of a design that will be tight.

The neighbours brought in the joints of beef and mutton, the chickens and the ducks.

He supported her to a chair, where she sank as if all her joints were loosened.

The canes are remarkable for their stoutness and for the crooks at the joints.

It would rust their joints, short their wiring, and kill them.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "united," from Old French jointiz (adj.) and joint, literally "joined," past participle of joindre (see join (v.)).