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  • noun an equine ailment
  • noun Plural form of splint.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of splint.


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  • Shin splints is an all-inclusive misnomer that has come to describe most pain in the shin area. - Injuries add to difficulty 2003

  • Before he began training for a marathon, 62-year-old veteran runner Joseph Goldberg consulted with a physical therapist about the shin splints that had developed whenever he'd run more than eight miles at a stretch.

    Getting Fit Without the Pain Kevin Helliker 2010

  • I came back with bruises and shin splints, both of which had been treated on-site with extensive mud-based poultices.

    Fabulous Frisbee « Awful Library Books 2010

  • "Mercy me, the whole ranch is a hospital!" cried Villa Kennan, two days later, as she came out on the broad sleeping-porch and regarded Harley and Jerry stretched out, the one with his leg in splints, the other with his leg in a plaster cast.


  • I'm not an authority on running shoe brands so I can't really say much more on the matter, but if you'd like to run and avoid shin splints and such, definitely get yourself a good pair of kicks.

    Save Money With No-Equipment Exercises | Lifehacker Australia 2009

  • The talented shooter, a transfer from Wyoming, missed several games early on because of shin splints and then suffered a season-ending broken hand in January, averaged 11.6 points in 11 games.

    Big Sky Conference 2010

  • “The reasons are seven, viz.: want of water; fear lest water lack; need thereto; going astray on a march; sickness; having broken bones in splints and having open wounds. 311 As for its ordinances, the divine number four, viz., intent, dust, clapping it to the face and clapping it upon the hands; and the human number two, nomination and preferring the right before the left hand.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night 2006

  • Make up your own embarrassing reasons for having your fingers in splints, add in the sense of humor that belongs to teenage boys, and I'm sure I heard it.

    ccfinlay: The Dog Who Outsmarted Me and Broke My Hand ccfinlay 2005

  • She developed shin splints that turned into a stress fracture. - U.S. goalie Scurry says her comeback not quite complete 2003

  • Nor would she be stopped by shin splints, a bad back and sinus problems. - Canada's Turgeon wins World downhill title 2003


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