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har·poon

(har-pūn'),
A small, sharp-pointed instrument with a barbed head used for extracting bits of tissue for microscopic examination.

harpoon

(hăr-poon′) [Gr. harpazein, to seize]
A device with a hook on one end for obtaining small pieces of tissue such as muscle for examination.
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That very night he went down to Woodman's Lee, saw Peter Carey at the hut, quarrelled with him, and killed him with the harpoon.
I knew Black Peter, and when he pulled out his knife I whipped a harpoon through him sharp, for I knew that it was him or me.
I spotted that harpoon upon the wall, and I thought I might need it before I was through.
The amazing strength, the skill in the use of the harpoon, the rum and water, the sealskin tobacco-pouch with the coarse tobacco--all these pointed to a seaman, and one who had been a whaler.
Skill, coolness, audacity, and cunning he possessed in a superior degree, and it must be a cunning whale to escape the stroke of his harpoon.
Description: Harpoons are a potential means for capturing large space debris.
Australia-based environmental activist group Sea Shepherd has claimed it has saved 750 whales from the harpoons of the Japanese whaling ship.
You've got to have a man with a harpoon to daytime swordfish, says Michael Grant of Palm Beach, and when he fishes with his Team Three Buoys, they have two guys with harpoons, one on the stern and one on the bow.
According to the team, the spacecraft will probably have multiple sample collection harpoons with a variety of powder charges to handle areas on a comet with different compositions, according to the team.
In celebration of Harpoons 25th anniversary, Harpoon Brewery co-founders Rich and Dan have brewed the 37th installment of the Harpoon 100 Barrel Series.
My wife, Karen, slipped on the deck handing me a newly rigged bow, her other arm spilling harpoons and cameras.
The Sea Shepherd sends vessels to confront the fleet each year, trying to block the whalers from firing harpoons.