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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 147 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SINEW (O. Eng. sinu, sionu, cf. Dutch zenuw, Ger. Sehne, possibly allied to Skt. snava, tendon, cf. Ger. Schnur, string), a tendon, a cord-like layer of fibrous tissue at the end of a muscle forming the attachment to the bone or other hard part. The broad, flat tendons are usually called fasciae (see MUSCULAR SYSTESI AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE). The word is used figura- tively of muscular or nervous strength, and particularly, in " sinews of war, " of the power of money.
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