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sore shin

noun, Plant Pathology.
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
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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
  • I tore up my entry, mounted my motor-cycle, and left an injured-looking driver rubbing a sore shin.

  • "Well, he kicked my sore shin," growled Merton, glaring savagely at Basil.

    Margaret Montfort Laura E. Richards

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