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If I wasn't afraid of spraining a toe I'd boot you from here to hackenny, you old two-legged cook-stove!
THE LANDLOPERHOLMAN DAY
They were caught, the branch broke, and Hetty fell down the bank, twisting her foot and spraining her ankle badly.
HETTY GRAYROSA MULHOLLAND
Evidently spraining your ankle didn't interfere with your marksmanship.
THE ROVER BOYS ON A HUNTARTHUR M. WINFIELD (EDWARD STRATEMEYER)
I sprang through the underbrush and came down roughly into a sort of quarry, spraining my ankle on a pile of stones.
The spraining of Patty's ankle seemed to Bathalina a direct visitation of Providence in reproof for her vain merry-making.
The opening was filled with loose stones, and Allen had to be careful for fear of spraining an ankle, or worse.
THREE YOUNG RANCHMENRALPH BONEHILL
One finds oneself far below the object one wants to hit and the muzzle has to be canted up with a most wrist-spraining movement.
They rolled when Sir Evelyn trod on them and he ran some risk of spraining his ankles.
THE SMUGGLER'S CAVEGEORGE A. BIRMINGHAM
But in running the American fell, spraining his ankle badly.
I never thought of such a convenient excuse as spraining my ankle.
NANNY MERRYANONYMOUS

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