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1) thick-knee. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Old World birds in the family Burhinidae. The name derives from the bird's thickened tarsal joints. Thick-knees are shy, solitary birds. They are rapid runners with...

2) Wounded Knee. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Wounded Knee, creek, rising in SW S.Dak. and flowing NW to the White River; site of the last major battle of the Indian wars. After the death of Sitting Bull, a band...

3) sans-culottes. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...France during the French Revolution. The name was derived from the fact that these people wore long trousers instead of the knee breeches worn by the upper classes....

4) hose. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Middle Ages the leg was bound from the ankle to the knee with hides or cloth and then cross-gartered with thongs or strips of cloth; later a loose trouser, bound...

5) stone curlew. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...stone curlew, see thick-knee....

6) kneecap. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The kneecap is embedded in the tendon tissue of the quadriceps femoris, a large thigh muscle. As the leg bends and straightens, the kneecap glides up and down in...

7) sports medicine. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Treatment and prevention include exercise programs for increasing strength, flexibility, and endurance; physical therapy; fitness tests; advice concerning nutrition...

8) sprain. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Sprains occur most commonly at the ankle, knee, or wrist joints, causing pain, swelling, and difficulty in moving the involved joint. Treatment consists of application...

9) sketch. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The sketch is not usually intended as an autonomous work of art, although many have been considered masterpieces in their own right. Used extensively in the planning...

10) joint, in anatomy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Some joints are immovable, e.g., those that connect the bones of the skull, which are separated merely by short, tough fibers of cartilage. Movable joints are found...

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