Definition of Crazy bone
1. Noun. A point on the elbow where the ulnar nerve passes near the surface; a sharp tingling sensation results when the nerve is knocked against the bone. "The funny bone is not humerus"
Generic synonyms: Cubital Nerve, Nervus Ulnaris, Ulnar Nerve
Group relationships: Articulatio Cubiti, Cubital Joint, Cubitus, Elbow, Elbow Joint, Human Elbow
Lexicographical Neighbors of Crazy Bone
Literary usage of Crazy bone
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Nye and Riley's Railway Guide by Bill Nye, James Whitcomb Riley (1889)
"... man that struck his crazy-bone, All suddenly jerked up one foot And hopped three vivid hops, and put His elbow straight before him — then Flashed white ..."
2. Dictionary of Americanisms. by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"To fizzle the elbow is to knock the " crazy bone." Fizzle. A ridiculous failure. The figure is that of wet powder, which burns with a hissing noise and then ..."
3. Nye and Riley's Wit and Humor: (poems and Yarns) by Bill Nye, James Whitcomb Riley (1905)
"... Crazy-Bone The man that struck his crazy-bone, All suddenly jerked up one foot And hopped three vivid hops, and put His elbow straight before him—then ..."
4. Our Young Folks by John Townsend Trowbridge, Lucy Larcom, Gail Hamilton (1871)
"It was about one half sleepiness and the other half that numb, prickly feeling you have when you hit your crazy- bone. Only I felt crazy-bone all over ! ..."
5. New Elocution and Vocal Culture by Robert Kidd (1911)
"A familiar illustration is met with when we hurt the '' crazy- bone" ... This crazy-bone is merely the ulnar nerve, which gives sensation to the third and ..."
6. The First Year of Science by John Charles Hessler (1915)
"With your finger feel fc/r the nerve at the elbow ("crazy bone"); ... When you hit the crazy bone, against a hard object, where do you feel the tingling ..."
7. New Elocution and Voice Culture by Robert Kidd (1883)
"A familiar illustration is met with when we hurt the "crazy- bone" behind the elbow. This crazy-bone is merely the ulnar nerve, which gives sensation to the ..."