sinewed

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sinewed \Sin"ewed\, adjective

1. Furnished with sinews; as, a strong-sinewed youth.

2. Fig.: Equipped; strengthened.

When he sees Ourselves well sinewed to our defense. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sinew \Sin"ew\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Sinewed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sinewing}.] To knit together, or make strong with, or as with, sinews. --Shak.

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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