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tease

 [tēz]
to pull apart gently with fine needles to permit microscopic examination.

tease

(tēz),
To separate the structural parts of a tissue by means of a needle, in order to prepare it for microscopic examination.
[A. S. taesan]

tease

(tēz) to pull apart gently with fine needles to permit microscopic examination.

tease

(tēz)
v.
To separate the structural parts of a tissue, as with a needle, in order to prepare it for microscopic examination.

tease

(tēz)
To separate the structural parts of a tissue by means of a needle, to prepare it for microscopic examination.
[A. S. taesan]

tease

1. to pull apart gently with fine needles to permit microscopic examination.
2. to tantalize, e.g. sexually by parading a male in front of a female, or the opposite, in the mating capacity test.
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facial expression) cues from the teaser, and any information about the relationship quality between the teaser and target, which individuals typically use to determine if a tease is intended to be hostile or affiliative (Barnett et al.
As Eisenberg (1986) noted, family members often utilize teasing to promote positive interactions, and peers have been found to tease to express affection, promote playful interactions, and as a means of building or maintaining group membership (Shapiro et al.
The specific items that served as the focus of a tease were categorized as follows: clothing (26.
My advice: Be clever but honest with the viewer, and make sure the story itself is longer than the tease.
Adult males are more likely to tease and joke, to interrupt their children, to use direct (rather than mitigated) speech, to provide less feedback (acknowledgements and supportive responses), to talk less and be more tolerant of silence during shared activities, to challenge their child and adult speaking partners.
Richard Hannon already has a decent list of juveniles who could be Royal Ascot-bound - and Tease can join that band today.
Several times during the year I ask test essay questions such as, "What should you do when someone teases you and hurts your feelings?
Instead of scaring the audience with a tease asking if a smallpox epidemic is likely, the reasonable change would be to sum up the story in clear terms: "A smallpox epidemic is (likely, not likely, or a possibility) at this time.
For some examples of tease and seize copy, go to the page of library resources at www.
Don't be upset they tease you Just stand tall and say, "If you were me, think how you would feel," or "I just need more time than you.
Both reappear over this Bank Holiday weekend in terrestrial televised events: Cream Tease in today's Group 3 at Goodwood and Sir Ninja in tomorrow's Hennessy Cognac Blaydon Race at Newcastle.
Then they lurched to a nearby bar and embarked on a strip tease so raunchy that they had to be stopped by the owner.