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Knuckle

Knuckle

1. The joint of a finger, particularly when made prominent by the closing of the fingers.

2. The kneejoint, or middle joint, of either leg of a quadruped, especially of a calf; formerly used of the kneejoint of a human being. With weary knuckles on thy brim she kneeled sadly down. (Golding)

3. The joint of a plant.

4. (Science: mechanics) The joining pars of a hinge through which the pin or rivet passes; a knuckle joint.

5. A convex portion of a vessels figure where a sudden change of shape occurs, as in a canal boat, where a nearly vertical side joins a nearly flat bottom.

6. A contrivance, usually of brass or iron, and furnished with points, worn to protect the hand, to add force to a blow, and to disfigure the person struck; as, brass knuckles; called also knuckle duster. Knuckle joint, the lower part of a leg of veal, from the line of the body to the knuckle.

Origin: oe. Knokel, knokil, as. Cuncel; akin to D. Knokkel, OFries. Knokele, knokle, g. Knochel, Sw. Knoge, dan. Knokkel, g. Knochen bone, and perh. To E. Knock.


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Unidentified Non-Human Remain

Looks a bit arthritiky to me. Especially if you think it's a knuckle bone! Your ear bone guess seems better- from a whale. Testing specific gravity might help.

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Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:59 pm
 
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Topic: Unidentified Non-Human Remain
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Religion Vs. Science

... Chances are we began walking upright to heighten our efficiency. There was some climatic bottleneck event that killed off the inefficient. Knuckle-walking requires about four times the energy than walking upright. The hominids whose foramen magnum moved inferiorly needed to walk upright ...

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... I splash my face with water- rinsing the hydrogen off. It also has a strange effect on my hands now. They begin to sting and turn white up to the knuckle area at the base of the fingers. This whiteness is uniform across the hand. is has never happened before when I would use hydrogen peroxide. ...

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The Fiber Disease

... I splash my face with water- rinsing the hydrogen off. It also has a strange effect on my hands now. They begin to sting and turn white up to the knuckle area at the base of the fingers. This whiteness is uniform across the hand. Th is has never happened before when I would use hydrogen peroxide. ...

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Can cracking finger joints cause osteoperosis?

... you feel you do not have a full range of motion in your finger joints or they are swollen and painful, it may be something more than the result of knuckle cracking for more than 20 years, such as osteoarthritis or other types of arthritis that involve the finger joints. taken from: http://www.health.uab.edu/show.asp?durki=61723&site=734&return=18687 ...

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by b_d_41501
Thu Sep 15, 2005 5:48 pm
 
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