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sty·let

, stylette (stī'let, stī-let'),
1. A flexible metallic rod inserted in the lumen of a flexible catheter to stiffen it and give it form during its passage.
2. A slender probe.
Synonym(s): style, stylus (3) , stilus
[It. stilletto, a dagger; dim. of L. stilus or stylus, a stake, a pen]

style

the stalk of the PISTIL of a flower connecting the STIGMA to the ovary.

style

a term used in subjective appraisal of wool; combines brightness, density, character, dust penetration and tip shape.
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The new STYLISTIC Q736 incorporates the very latest biometric and SmartCard security technologies that help reduce the chance of simple, but potentially disastrous mistakes, such as someone leaving their tablet unlocked in a public place.
Part IV, the final part of the volume, comprises seven chapters directing attention to seven burgeoning and future trends in stylistics, including the interface between stylistics and creative writing (Scott); the literary linguistic research into real readers (Peplow and Carter); the stylistic investigation of film (Toolan); the stylistic analysis of multimodal texts (Norgaard); the stylistic exploration of comics (Forceville, El Refaie, and Meesters); the stylistic approach to hypertext fiction (Trimarco); and, finally, a most futuristic development: research in style, emotion, and neuroscience (Hogan).
The STYLISTIC S01 offers all the power of a smartphone with an ease-of-use that makes it accessible to everyone.
And what's more, unlike the ASUS Transformer Prime which comes with Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset, the Fujitsu Stylistic Q702 hybrid tablet has an Intel x86 chipset inside.
The Stylistic Q550 also comes with full work day battery runtime and a brilliant anti-glare 10.
The Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q550 will be available in spring 2011, with prices starting at under USD800.
Every person's subconscious possesses a "stylistic matrix," a set of stylistic categories that determines the results of its creative endeavors, (19) This matrix is the sum of all the stylistic categories and their influences upon a person's creativity and is composed of four primary factors and an unspecified number of secondary factors.
Instead, Keefe's style history explicates in detailed analyses the intricacies of works traditionally considered as mature as well as those of works considered stylistic oddities, leading to a much-needed reappraisal of the latter.
Unique, funny, entertaining, Lola And Fred is very highly recommended as an encouraging tale for preschool children (and even parents) for its clever pictures and stylistic presentation.
White Tree is to be given high praise, and is very strongly recommended for all readers of sophisticated fiction for its amazing stylistic narratives and imaginative engaging depictions of an increasingly mysterious woman.
The period has seen the establishment of new training institutions and venues, a variety of festivals with different stylistic focuses, and the emergence of a young but dedicated dance community.
Defining stylistic properties and then creating computer-aided styling (CAS) tools that can capture and produce those properties was the aim of two research projects funded by the European Commission, FIORES and FIORES-II (www.