forearm

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v forearm arm in advance of a confrontation
    • n forearm the part of the superior limb between the elbow and the wrist
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up its stomach first, so that the stomach is dangling out of it's mouth. Then the frog uses its' forearms to dig out all of the stomach's contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.
    • n Forearm (Anat) That part of the arm or fore limb between the elbow and wrist; the antibrachium.
    • v. t Forearm To arm or prepare for attack or resistance before the time of need.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n forearm In anatomy, that part of the arm which is between the elbow-joint and the wrist; the antebrachium, represented by the length of the radius and ulna, or the radius alone.
    • forearm To arm or prepare beforehand for attack or resistance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Forearm fōr′ärm the part of the arm between the elbow and the wrist.
    • v.t Forearm fōr-ärm′ to arm or prepare beforehand.
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Quotations

  • Beverly Sills
    Beverly Sills
    “There is a growing strength in women, but it's in the forehead, not in the forearm.”

Idioms

Forewarned is forearmed - If you have been warned about something to happen, you will be at an advantage.
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Usage

In literature:

You know we in England have a proverb, 'Forewarned is forearmed.
"The Chink in the Armour" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
Flowing muscles rippled under the white skin of his forearms as he vaulted the fence to stand beside her.
"The Sheriff's Son" by William MacLeod Raine
Bryant stared at her round forearms and hands lying on her lap, but without observing them.
"The Iron Furrow" by George C. Shedd
Shake the open fingers several times at the person referred to, the forearm being held at an angle of about 20 degrees.
"Sign Language Among North American Indians Compared With That Among Other Peoples And Deaf-Mutes" by Garrick Mallery
Severe, sunburnt faces were propped meditatively on tattooed forearms.
"The Nigger Of The "Narcissus" A Tale Of The Forecastle" by Joseph Conrad
Gunnar cut at Hallgrim's arm hard, and lamed the forearm, but the sword would not bite.
"The story of Burnt Njal" by Anonymous
The patient is unable to supinate the forearm or to abduct the arm, and in most cases to flex the forearm.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The David is perhaps sixteen years old, agile and supple, with a hand which is big relative to the forearm, as nature ordains.
"Donatello" by David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
He blocked it on his forearm.
"Time Crime" by H. Beam Piper
His forearm was black with grubbing amongst the paving stones.
"Letters from France" by C. E. W. Bean
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In news:

Gronkowski has surgery on forearm .
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski had surgery on his broken forearm Monday, according to ESPN.com.
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski suffers broken forearm .
Return to the dialup site Pats TE Gronkowski has forearm surgery.
According to a report on Comcast SportsNet, Gronkowski has a broken forearm .
Pats' Gronkowski Out 4-6 Weeks With Broken Forearm , NFL.com Says.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has surgery on broken forearm .
A person familiar with Rob Gronkowski's injury says the New England Patriots tight end has undergone surgery for a broken forearm .
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski broke his forearm at the end of the team's 59-24 rout of the Colts on Sunday, a team source confirmed.
Rob Gronkowski suffers break in forearm .
Gronkowski out 4-6 weeks with broken forearm .
Patriots' Gronkowski to miss Jets game with broken forearm : report.
Patriots' Gronkowski suffers broken forearm .
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport is reporting that tight end Rob Gronkowski broke his forearm and will be sidelined between 4-to-6 weeks.
Patriots' star TE suffers broken forearm , out 4-6 weeks.
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In science:

Knee (cm), Ankle (cm), Biceps (cm), Forearm (cm) and Wrist (cm), from 252 men.
Nonparametric Model Checking and Variable Selection
An analysis based on a linear regression model with a forward–backward algorithm selects the four covariates forearm, waist, height and thigh as the relevant variables.
Multiple Testing for Exploratory Research
It is tempting to say that, beside waist, forearm must be relevant, since it is included in all defining sets except the first.
Multiple Testing for Exploratory Research
R = {waist, forearm, calf, thigh} we have selected at least two relevant variables.
Multiple Testing for Exploratory Research
We find that R ∈ X , but {forearm, height, thigh} /∈ X , so that tα (R) = 3.
Multiple Testing for Exploratory Research
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