Definitions for "Sinew"
Keywords:  tendon, caribou, bison, sew, deer
A tendon or tendonous tissue. See Tendon.
Muscle; nerve.
The tendon fiber which was used at certain times and places by many people for stitching leather. There is no evidence for it being used for shoes or boots in the Middle Ages. The tendon fiber which is frequently used by some early peoples, chiefly as thread for sewing purposes. The fiber thus used is the tendon from the legs and also the large tendon, up to about eighteen inches in length, lying along each side of the backbone of the caribou, or other animal, just behind the neck joint. The tendons are stripped out and dried, then split and often twisted. According to some authorities, sinew is always the muscle sheathing taken from the muscles abutting the spine. There seems to be no consensus on this matter. [Webber, 1989
Fig.: That which supplies strength or power.
muscular strength
Keywords:  knit, strong, together
To knit together, or make strong with, or as with, sinews.