3. Fig.: That which supplies strength or power.
The portion and sinew of her fortune, her marriage dowry.Shak.
The bodies of men, munition, and money, may justly be called the sinews of war.Sir W. Raleigh.
Money alone is often called the sinews of war.
(Sin"ew), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sinewed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sinewing.] To knit together, or make
strong with, or as with, sinews. Shak.
Wretches, now stuck up for long tortures . . . might, if properly treated, serve to sinew the state in time
1. Furnished with sinews; as, a strong-sinewed youth.
2. Fig.: Equipped; strengthened.
When he seesShak.
Ourselves well sinewed to our defense.
(Sin"ew*i*ness) n. Quality of being sinewy.
(Sin"ew*ish), a. Sinewy. [Obs.] Holinshed.
(Sin"ew*less), a. Having no sinews; hence, having no strength or vigor.
(Sin"ew*ous) a. Sinewy. [Obs.] Holinshed.
(Sin"ew-shrunk`) a. (Far.) Having the sinews under the belly shrunk by excessive fatigue.
1. Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling, a sinew or sinews.
The sinewy thread my brain lets fall.Donne.
2. Well braced with, or as if with, sinews; nervous; vigorous; strong; firm; tough; as, the sinewy Ajax.
A man whose words . . . were so close and sinewy.Hare.
(Sin"ful) a. [AAS. synfull.] Tainted with, or full of, sin; wicked; iniquitous; criminal; unholy; as, sinful
men; sinful thoughts. Piers Plowman.
Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity.Isa. i. 4.
Sin"ful*ly, adv. Sin"ful*ness, n.
(Sing) v. i. [imp. Sung or Sang ; p. p. Sung; p. pr. & vb. n. Singing.] [AS. singan; akin to D.
zingen, OS. & OHG. singan, G. singen, Icel. syngja, Sw. sjunga, Dan. synge, Goth. siggwan, and
perhaps to E. say, v.t., or cf. Gr. voice. Cf. Singe, Song.]