Tough sinew was made from their tendons for stitching the heavy hides together.
Ecclesiastical organisation has become the sinew and muscle of the Republican party.
he was all muscle and sinew
But what we have is quite enough to be going on with: a bracingly intelligent documentary that treats its audience like grown-ups and has the force and sinew of real history and real politics.
The sight of death and destruction, the gore, the exposed sinew and bone, the open skulls and slaughtered children does not bother me.
Students and fledgling writers are constantly warned away from adjectives and told to give their writing strength and sinew with judiciously chosen nouns and verbs.
This is by no means to imply that the X-Trail feels scantily put together or without sinew , nor that all its body panels will drop off as soon as you bump its reconfigured alloys up on to a kerb.
Slow cooked, the sinew that makes meat tough becomes jelly.
Noticing that there was little meat on the sucker and heeding the cook's warning that the sinew was pretty tough, I passed.
If a truck or a tank should appear, I am mushed with all sinews and bones irretrievably crushed.