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stone bruise

a bruise on the sole of the foot, caused by walking on or striking against a small stone or other hard object.
Origin of stone bruise
An Americanism dating back to 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • As fast as his bare feet—with a stone bruise on one heel—would carry him he sped to Solly Gumble's.

    The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson
  • Paul's little hands were scratched; and there was a stone bruise on the heel he pushed from cover of the blankets.


    Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • Willie Richey always had at least one stone bruise in the stone-bruise season, and sometimes two.

    Back Home Irvin S. Cobb
  • The stone bruise is also looking unusually well for this season of the year, and chilblains were in full bloom when I was there.

    Remarks Bill Nye

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