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sinew

 [sin´u]
a tendon of a muscle.
weeping sinew an encysted ganglion, chiefly on the back of the hand, containing synovial fluid.

ten·don

(ten'dŏn), [TA]
A nondistensible fibrous cord or band of variable length that is the part of the muscle (some authorities, however, consider it as part of the muscle complex), which connects the fleshy (contractile) part of muscle with its bony attachment or other structure; it may unite with the fleshy part of the muscle at its extremity or may run along the side or in the center of the fleshy part for a longer or shorter distance, receiving the muscular fibers along its border; when determining the length of a muscle, the tendon length is included as well as the fleshy part; it consists of fascicles of densely arranged, almost parallel collagenous fibers, rows of elongated fibrocytes, and a minimum of ground substance.
Synonym(s): tendo [TA], sinew
[L. tendo]

sinew

(sĭn′yo͞o)
n.
A tendon.

ten·don

(ten'dŏn) [TA]
A nondistensible fibrous cord or band of variable length that connects the fleshy (contractile) part of muscle with its bony attachment or other structure; it may unite with the fleshy part of the muscle at its extremity or may run along the side or in the center of the fleshy part for a longer or shorter distance, receiving the muscular fibers along its border; when the length of a muscle is determined, the tendon length is included; it consists of fascicles of very densely arranged, almost parallel collagenous fibers, rows of elongated fibrocytes, and a minimum of ground substance.
Synonym(s): sinew, tendo.
[L. tendo]

sinew

A popular term for a TENDON.
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Using the scissors, cut about 6 inches of artificial sinew. At one end of the sinew, form a loop about 2 1/2 inches long, and lay it on the braided strap so the loop is near the binder clip and the opposite end is about 2 inches from the binder clip.
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Set in a lushly mature park, Hadid's pulsating sinew of black lava concrete gives little quarter to its neighbour, a genteel stately home-cum-gallery built in 1918 to house an art collection begun by Danish insurance magnate Wilhelm Hanson.
In Cyclopticon 2, 2003, a severed head hovers fire-limned and openmouthed against empty space, bloody sinew dripping from its neck, rays of photocollaged flowers and bureau ears, mouths, noses, and eyes extending halo-like all the way to the edge of the work.
Or if so much cannot be given, then to enter as Chuang-tzu's butcher entered an ox - slipping completely through; each cut, sinew and fat, sharpening the knife.
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The supplies and tools you'll need for this project include cow leather (a bag of leather scraps from a craft store will do); half a deer skin; artificial sinew; two medium-sized leather sewing needles; binder clips; a utility knife; a pen or marker; a ruler; a hammer; an awl or leather punch; and beeswax.
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