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thigh

noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a thigh/hip/ankle etc bone
▪ He was so thin that his hip bones were sticking out.
chicken breast/thigh/wing
▪ Chop the chicken breast into pieces.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
hard
▪ His hard thighs brushed hers as he shifted suddenly, picking up the telephone nestling in the armrest.
inner
▪ I've done liposuction on her back, her inner thighs, her triceps and a little on her abdomen.
▪ Her legs sagged and a small trickle of urine dampened her inner thighs as the nun slowly turned to face her.
▪ Even when she strokes my inner thigh, back and forth like rocking a cradle, I hardly notice what she is doing.
▪ Parr looked at the exposure of her inner thigh with a dropping sensation.
▪ Place the beach ball on to your left leg inner thigh and raise you leg.
▪ Bend the other leg, placing the foot as close as possible to the inner thigh of the other leg.
▪ Bend your left knee and feel the stretch in the inner thigh of your right leg.
▪ I think I've bruised my inner thigh.
left
▪ Pull up your leg muscles and feel how solid that left thigh is becoming!
▪ Gray baled out of his shattered Z3060, wounded in the left thigh.
▪ Place the beach ball on to your left leg inner thigh and raise you leg.
▪ As he straightened up and regained his balance a spasm of pain shot through his left thigh.
▪ He knew he had broken his left thigh before he hit the ground.
▪ The sixth hit him high on the inside of his left thigh.
muscular
▪ Ace felt very small, perched on the muscular thighs of this bear-hugging, hairy giant.
▪ Seated there, she would bend slightly over the typewriter, spreading her full muscular jean-clad thighs.
▪ He had a lovely mouth and lovely muscular thighs.
right
▪ Place hands on right thigh and feel the stretch along the back of the left leg from back of knee upwards.
▪ Quinn flapped the red notebook nervously against his right thigh, stood on his tiptoes, and peered into the throng.
▪ Lying on your side, place your right hand at the top of your right thigh.
▪ He had a fever and complained about a pain in his right thigh.
▪ Returning the Steyr to the holster, he reached into the holster on his right thigh and slipped the cut-down Winchester free.
▪ His right thigh was between hers, and his face was buried in the pillow and strands of her hair.
▪ Cornelius observed that a beauty spot on her right thigh resembled the Isle of Lyonesse.
upper
▪ There was some feeling, not much, in his knees and upper thighs.
▪ The usual treatment involves application of two patches at bedtime to the upper arms, thighs, or abdomen.
▪ The rim of the steel plate scraped his upper thighs.
▪ However, infinitely more entertaining is a gentle stroking on the inside of the upper thigh.
▪ As the group advanced on him, the constable fired off another shot, this time hitting Jones in the upper thigh.
▪ He still bore the scars of her teeth on his calf and upper thigh.
▪ Waist twisting exercises: these limber up all the muscles in the upper body and thighs.
▪ The dung only penetrated as far as my upper thigh as we struck up the devastated hillside towards Meall a' Choire Leith.
■ NOUN
bone
▪ The cast of a thigh bone of the Shropshire Monster attracted much attention.
▪ Squab can often be purchased with all but the leg and thigh bones and wing joint removed.
▪ The vas deferens is about 18 inches long, the same length as the thigh bone.
▪ Scrape meat away from around thigh bone.
▪ The Company magazine is also criticised for carrying another controversial Benetton advertisement showing a black soldier holding a human thigh bone.
▪ Remove legs from the pheasant and remove thigh bone out to create a pocket.
cream
▪ The manufacturers of the thigh cream had never actually promised it would work, however.
▪ Overnight, the thigh cream story spread to other newspapers and television.
▪ The idea of a fat-reducing thigh cream raised a lot of questions.
▪ By January 1994, several thigh creams were being sold, some with the inventors' blessings and some without.
▪ Bray and Greenway had now sold the idea for thigh cream two more times.
▪ If you took a bath in thigh cream, would you emerge thinner all over?
▪ Several copycat versions of the thigh cream appeared almost immediately, such as Skinny Dip.
injury
▪ Flair Souness was also denied the attacking flair of Mark Walters, sidelined with a thigh injury.
▪ For Oldham goalkeeper, John Hallworth, a thigh injury has been torture.
▪ Dozzell had a thigh injury and Johnson a back problem.
▪ But McHale will also consider youngster David Holmes, who has resumed training after recovering from a thigh injury.
muscle
▪ DeFreitas injured a thigh muscle early in the tour and missed the first Test.
▪ Frank had a perfect bubble-butt and massive thigh muscles clearly outlined in his khaki pants.
▪ As Grant hurried down the narrow concrete stairs, he felt the first warning stab of pain in his torn thigh muscle.
▪ Quickly Robert inserted the needle into the thigh muscle, and in about a minute, the small body went limp.
▪ Carling strained a thigh muscle in Dunedin and Bayfield ended that match on a stretcher with a neck seizure.
▪ This stretches and tones the front thigh muscle without adding bulk, and relaxes the muscles after the previous exercise.
▪ When finally I made the summit, my throat parched, my thigh muscles trembling, the herb woman was waiting.
▪ Former Manchester United reserve Paul Dalton is rated extremely doubtful with a strained thigh muscle.
strain
▪ This was understood, the paperwork went through, he had got a thigh strain.
▪ We were going to get him right on this thigh strain....
■ VERB
feel
▪ She wanted to touch her body to his, feel his powerful thighs against her own.
▪ So close, he could feel breath on his thigh.
run
▪ Her hand ran up inside his thigh and touched.
▪ Squab are done when juices run clear when thigh is pierced with a fork.
▪ Turn and grill until juices run clear at the thigh when pricked with a fork, 3 to 5 minutes.
slap
▪ Long gourds are the preferred form for slapping against the thighs.
▪ He did not kno., v that he had made a joke until he saw Mel slapping his thigh and laughing.
▪ I had to slap my thigh and cavort around.
▪ He slapped his enormous thighs and laughed some more.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Elephantiasis had taken over his legs and now one thigh was the size of two.
▪ Ellie leaned back against the school piano, her gray skirt revealing the camber of her thighs.
▪ Her whole stance challenged him, her long legs crossed, her linen skirt ending high on her bare thighs.
▪ She watched her friend's institutional baby-blue smock turn dark along her thighs.
▪ The backs of his thighs were bulging, his hamstrings taut as guy wires.
▪ Then I felt his hand on my thigh.
Wikipedia

Thigh

In humans, the thigh is the area between the pelvis and the knee. Anatomically, it is part of the lower limb.

The single bone in the thigh is called the femur. This bone is very thick and strong (due to the high proportion of cortical bone), and forms a ball and socket joint at the hip, and a modified hinge joint at the knee.

Thigh (disambiguation)

In human anatomy, the thigh is the area of the lower extremity between the knee and the pelvis.

Thigh may also refer to:

  • Thigh (poultry), a cut of poultry
  • Thigh bone, also known as the femur
  • Thigh kick, a move in Muay Thai
  • Thigh strap (disambiguation), various meanings
  • Thigh lock, a type of compression lock
  • Thigh boots, a type of boots
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

thigh

Old English þeoh, þeh, from Proto-Germanic *theuham (cognates: Old Frisian thiach, Old Dutch thio, Dutch dij, Old Norse þjo, Old High German dioh), probably literally "the thick or fat part of the leg," from PIE *teuk- from root *teue- (2) "to swell" (cognates: Lithuanian taukas, Old Church Slavonic tuku, Russian tuku "fat of animals;" Lithuanian tukti "to become fat;" Avestan tuma "fat;" Greek tylos "callus, lump," tymbos "burial mound, grave, tomb;" Old Irish ton "rump;" Latin tumere "to swell," tumulus "raised heap of earth," tumidus "swollen;"tumor "a swelling;" Middle Irish tomm "a small hill," Welsh tom "mound").

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Thigh

Thigh \Thigh\ (th[imac]), n. [OE. thi, [thorn]ih, [thorn]eh, AS. [thorn]e['o]h; akin to OFries. thiach, D. dij, dije, OHG. dioh, thioh, Icel. [thorn]j[=o] thigh, rump, and probably to Lith. taukas fat of animals, tukti to become fat, Russ. tuke fat of animals. [root]56.]

  1. (Anat.) The proximal segment of the hind limb between the knee and the trunk. See Femur.

  2. (Zo["o]l.) The coxa, or femur, of an insect.

    Thigh bone (Anat.), the femur.

Wiktionary

thigh

n. 1 The upper leg of a human, between the hip and the knee. (from 8th c.) 2 That part of the leg of vertebrates (or sometimes other animals) which corresponds to the human thigh in position or function; the tibia of a horse, the tarsus of a bird; the third leg-section of an insect. (from 14th c.)

WordNet

thigh

  1. n. the part of the leg between the hip and the knee

  2. the upper joint of the leg of a fowl [syn: second joint]

Usage examples of "thigh".

She showed me a large bruise on her left thigh and healing abrasions on her left knee.

She grasped his shoulders then, moving her legs, reveling in the abrasive feel of his hair roughened skin against the softness of her thighs.

Autenreith mentions metastasis of milk through an abdominal abscess to the thigh, and Balthazaar also mentions excretion of milk from the thigh.

Knackstedt has seen an abscess of the thigh which contained eight pounds of milk.

Carefully, he swung onto the downdeck ladder and climbed down three levels, feeling the increased acceleration in his thighs.

Nay, he decided, forcing himself to ignore the pulsing hardness between his thighs and the churning of his blood which ached for the satisfaction that only her body could provide.

The weapon disappeared in a blur of armored skirts and the blocky, powerful thighs of Clodius Afer, lunging between Vibulenus and death.

That affecting the large nerve supplying the thigh and leg is termed sciatica.

Sparks toyed with the agates at his belt ends, striking them against his thigh like a whip, grimacing at each blow.

Seregil, showing Alec deep indentations in the lean muscle on either side of his left thigh.

Laying aside the first branch, Nysander passed the birch switch through the flame and water and struck Alec lightly on his cheeks, shoulders, chest, thighs, and feet, then snapped the stick in two.

Her napkin fell down, and in returning it to her I pressed her thigh amorously, and could not detect the slightest displeasure on her features.

Although the anesthetic worked, Liston operated with his customary speed, single-handedly amputating the leg at the thigh in exactly twenty-eight seconds.

There was so much of her, such incredibly long legs, such an extreme flow of line and volume, Beheim became entranced by the exaggerated perspectives available, gazing up at the equatorial swell of her belly toward the flattened mounds of her breasts with their dark oases of areola and turreted nipples, or down from her breasts toward the unruly pubic tuft between her thighs, in all reminding him by its smoothness of the sand sculpture of a sleeping giantess he had seen years before on a beach in Spain.

A slight young woman, Mary developed strong muscles in the forearms as she grasped the areolar tissue, sometimes making Daisy squeal, rolled the large muscles of the calf and thigh firmly both ways and kneaded the belly with the heel of her hand.