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sore shin

noun, Plant Pathology.
1.
a disease of plant seedlings, characterized by stem cankers that girdle the stem near the soil line, caused by any of several fungi, especially Rhizoctonia solani.
Origin of sore shin
1850-1855
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55
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  • I tore up my entry, mounted my motor-cycle, and left an injured-looking driver rubbing a sore shin.

  • Lovejoy of Illinois was killed—a great loss—and occasionally an Abolitionist lecturer got a bloody nose or a sore shin.

    The Abolitionists John F. Hume
  • "Well, he kicked my sore shin," growled Merton, glaring savagely at Basil.

    Margaret Montfort Laura E. Richards

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