Definition of amputation:
- "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
- "Modern Magic", Maximilian Schele de Vere.
" The case is desperate, Captain Ludlow," returned the phlegmatic surgeon; " but if you have a taste for such things, there is as beautiful a case for amputation promised in the fore- topman whom I have had sent below, as offers once in a whole life of active practice!"- "The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas", James Fenimore Cooper.