It took that hideous affliction to remove the even more hideous affliction of destructive and ingrown stories.
But the place itself has become oddly small: ingrown, imprisoned by habit, oblivious to its own growing irrelevance.
Excision of the cutting edge of the nail, as in radical operation of ingrown nail, eliminates only that element of discomfort.
They say that an ingrown nail is painful; an inpounded nail is worse.
It is partly temperament, partly the ingrown habit of the pleader.
It had been his custom to keep his dogs inside the house, and therefore they had a thick layer of ingrown dirt in their coats.
He not only puts a microscope to his eyes to know with, but his eyes have ingrown microscopes.
He was a brooding, ingrown man, secretive and sullen, with a streak of wildness which he usually managed to control.
The man was small, ingrown and, as Brent Taber learned, somewhat stubborn.
In my ingrown heart I hate him so there is no danger for me, tho' I've heard that he's a perfect fusser with the women.
ingrown in·grown (ĭn'grōn')
Grown abnormally into the flesh.