Sinew

Definition of Sinew

Sin´ew
n.1.
1.(Anat.) A tendon or tendonous tissue. See Tendon.
2.Muscle; nerve.
3.Fig.: That which supplies strength or power.
The portion and sinew of her fortune, her marriage dowry.
- Shak.
The bodies of men, munition, and money, may justly be called the sinews of war.
- Sir W. Raleigh.
v. t.1.To knit together, or make strong with, or as with, sinews.
[imp. & p. p. Sinewed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sinewing.]
Wretches, now stuck up for long tortures . . . might, if properly treated, serve to sinew the state in time of danger.
- Goldsmith.

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