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osselet

(ˈɒsəlɪt; ˈɒslɛt)
n
(Veterinary Science) vet science a debilitating growth on the knee of a horse
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It was for Frank that Giacometti made his Egyptian vase inspired by an oil lamp discovered by Howard Carter in the tomb of Tutankhamun; the lamp, entitled Figure, with its androgynous face; and the series of bronze floor lamps Etoile, Osselet and Grande Feuille, which would continue in production for almost 50 years.
Most amusing mistake in racing reference book: The World Encyclopedia of Horse Racing led virtually throughout the year for mention of Citation's ocelot (nocturnal mammal) rather than osselet (arthritic condition), but was finally outrun by the Daily Telegraph's A-Z of Almost Everything, which informs the reader that the 1825 1,000 Guineas winner was ridden by W Alkover.
It seems that the great American champion Citation missed the 1949 season by reason not of an osselet (arthritic condition of the fetlock joint), but of an ocelot (a nocturnal mammal of the cat family).
Les sons captes par l'oreille externe entrainent des vibrations du tympan qui, dans l'oreille moyenne, sont transmises a l'oreille interne par l'intermediaire des osselets. Le mouvement mecanique des osselets permet l'amplification du message acoustique ainsi que sa transmission d'un milieu aerien au milieu liquidien de l'oreille interne.
Billes, osselets, marelle, balle au mur, corde a sauter, toupie, yoyo, cerceau- et tant d'autres.
I would argue that they serve to recall the sole example given by the narrator of the humiliations suffered by Montriveau during his enslavement, when his head was used for target practice by the children of the tribe's leader: "Pendant quelques jours les enfants du cheikh de la tribu dont il etait l'esclave s'amuserent a prendre sa tete pour but dans un jeu qui consistait a jeter d'assez loin des osselets de cheval, et a les y faire tenir" (5: 942-3).
(23) Voir par exemple la variante du motif macabre des osselets : << Quand il se baissa, la dechirure au milieu du dos, entre les omoplates, s'ouvrit de facon caracteristique, prit la taille d'une piece de monnaie, et montra au hasard trois vertebres aigues, jouant sous la peau tendue comme des ongles sous une membrane de caoutchouc >> (Le Proces-verbal 16).
Osselets. These are soft swellings on the front and sometimes sides of the fetlock joint.
The poem is addressed to Cai and is fairly faithful precis of Dio's text, but the odd inclusion of bon droit (Good Law), Jarry's name for Douglas in a previous novel and the insistent references to os and osselets, make a strong case for this suspicion, in the light of Jarry's predilection for linguistic hints of this kind and his personal connection with Wilde.