Her knee hit the solid chunk of wood with a nauseating thump.
Their fair or red hair was brought forward from the crown of the head towards the forehead, leaving the nape of the neck uncovered; they shaved the face except the upper lip. They wore fairly close breeches reaching to the knee and a tunic fastened by brooches.
Borelli (De motu animalium, Rome, 1680), explained that birds are enabled to grasp the twig on which they rest whilst sleeping, without having to make any muscular exertion, because the weight of the body bends the knee and ankle-joints, over both of which pass the tendons of this compound muscle.
She didn't wait for him to step back but kicked his knee as hard as she could.
First he spun her round, holding her now with his left, now with his right hand, then falling on one knee he twirled her round him, and again jumping up, dashed so impetuously forward that it seemed as if he would rush through the whole suite of rooms without drawing breath, and then he suddenly stopped and performed some new and unexpected steps.
She dropped to her knee and pretended to retie her shoe.
Natasha put one knee on the armchair, stooped over her mother, embraced her, and with unexpected strength raised her, turned her face toward herself, and clung to her.
She stepped toward him and brought her knee up into his groin.
Dropping him on the sofa, Jackson sat back in his chair and crossed one long leg over the other knee at the ankle.
His vanity made him order the surgeons to cut out a bone which protruded below the knee and spoilt the symmetry of his leg.