For the record: A bloody toe for a ballerina is like a bruise for a boxer: ho-hum.
I got a bruise in the shape of a detailed boot print etched in my back.
bruise the cardamom pods with the back of a knife to release the seeds, and add to the pan, giving a stir as you do so.
As Obama and others press to raise the federal minimum wage about $7.25, skeptics say such a move could bruise the economy.
In contrast to gentle Eva, Naps liked to draw a little blood in bed, to bruise and be bruised in return.
In case of cut or bruise no remedy, I am told, is more efficacious, and certainly none more simple.
Nana insisted it was a bruise that Leonie had given her when they were having a bit of a rough-house.
It was also a peculiar shape, the centre standing out for all the world like a bruise on the forehead caused by a heavy blow.
Have ready two sponge biscuits soaked in a quarter of a pint of cream, bruise them fine and stir them into the sugar and butter.
He finally recovered from the effects of the bruise, and saw more of the war.
Old English brysan "to crush, bruise, pound," from Proto-Germanic *brusjanan, from PIE root *bhreus- "to smash, crush" (cf. Old Irish bronnaim "I wrong, I hurt;" Breton brezel "war," Vulgar Latin brisare "to break"). Merged by 17c. with Anglo-French bruiser "to break, smash," from Old French bruisier "to break, shatter," perhaps from Gaulish *brus-, from the same PIE root. Related: Bruised; bruising.
1540s, from bruise (v.).
An injury to underlying tissues or bone in which the skin is unbroken, often characterized by ruptured blood vessels and discolorations; a contusion.