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crackles

a small, sharp sound heard on auscultation. Caused by dry, bristly hair and insufficient pressure on the stethoscope head. Also characteristic of emphysema, especially when it is subcutaneous. An early observation in pleurisy but disappears as exudate separates pleural surfaces. See also rale.
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The bottom quarter is a smooth curve, bowl-like, but the remainder consists of tapering rows of crackle and smoother rings, like threads on a screw, which, in fact, the sculpture resembles.
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She now leaves the pyrotechnics to younger dancers, but in a lyric prologue to her Folies d'Espagne and a fiery epilogue to Formas e Imagenes, she affirms that she's still a riveting performer: her footwork crackles, and her magnificent back and sinuous arms are increasingly eloquent, as her dynamic fire mellows with maturity.