[LMB] OT: blood tests etc

M R Dolbear fm little.egret at dolbear.fastmail.fm
Sun Nov 4 20:02:45 GMT 2018


On Sun, 4 Nov 2018, at 02:37, Rachel wrote:
> >
> > One of my elbows is unusable (no vein anymore, it had too many hematomas
> > from ungentle medical practitioners)...
> >
> > Karen Hunt
> >
> 
> I only ever think of "elbow" as the bony part on the outside. The idea of
> drawing blood from your elbow is bizarre. I don't know what I'd call the
> inner bit.

How about the crook of her elbow?

The OED has a quotation (Under 'Outboard'!)

1973   T. Pynchon Gravity's Rainbow i. 61   The needle slips without pain into the vein just outboard of the hollow in the crook of his elbow.


Little Egret by email (Fastmail)
Michael Dolbear in Walton-on-Thames




More information about the Lois-Bujold mailing list