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In spite of the wound he seized the musket and forcibly wrested it from our hero.

How so, I asked him, when that cannot wound without the application?

All you had to do when you got it inside a man was to turn it round a bit, and the wound gaped and tore.

The bullets of Allister and Clune might have gone home— they were intended to kill, not to wound.

And in the painful cleaning of the wound he did not murmur once.

She tried to smile, but what came was the smile of a wound rather than a mouth.

She felt no alarm lest she wound the sensibilities of the girl.

He spoke with the sureness of a man of wealth, confident that money will salve any wound.

In all her short life she had never willfully inflicted a wound.

I pull it off and put it back and it galls my finger, as if it rubbed a wound.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English wund "hurt, injury," from Proto-Germanic *wundaz (cf. Old Saxon wunda, Old Norse und, Old Frisian wunde, Old High German wunta, German wunde "wound"), perhaps from PIE root *wen- "to beat, wound."

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