sore shin


nounPlant 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

1
An Americanism dating back to 1850–55

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How to use sore shin in a sentence

  • 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
  • I tore up my entry, mounted my motor-cycle, and left an injured-looking driver rubbing a sore shin.