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Language: Old English
Origin: seono

sinew

noun
     
Related topics: Human
sin‧ew [uncountable and countable]
1HBHHBA a part of your body that connects a muscle to a bone:
The sinews on his neck stood out like knotted string.
2

the sinews of something

literary something that gives strength or support to a government, country, or system:
They have begun building the sinews of an independent nation.

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