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pinwheel

(pin'(h)wel?)
A spiked rotating instrument that is rolled along the patient's skin to gauge the ability of the patient to perceive pain or light touch. Synonym: neuro pinwheel; Wartenberg neurological pinwheel

neuro pinwheel

Pinwheel.
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The Whirligig of Time is divided into three sections: an opening autobiographical essay, a series of essays previously published in journals such as the Shakespeare Jahrbuch, and a final section, "Shakespeare in Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic," also drawn from public lectures and mostly published elsewhere.
The Art Institute's Whirligig is crafted of more than fifty movable wood and metal pieces that depict patriotic themes.
Finally how fragile it is--choreography that is here today usually is gone tomorrow, lost in either the whirligig of fashion or the roulette-wheel of luck.
He is also involved in running an internet site called Whirligig <www.
A company in Texas sent us a pricey four-color press kit (including CD-ROM) in the hopes of getting us to write about their tropical-theme ice buckets and their hot new "bee whirligig swizzle stick set.
I'm pleased too that they stuck to a pink and lavender planting scheme using pelargoniums and Osteospermums Saturn and Whirligig - anything red or yellow would have destroyed the effect.
Levin wrote: "We have it on Shakespeare's authority, no less, that the whirligig of time brings in its revenges.
Our neighbor Harry Hall puts up a whirligig filled with corn.
The patent-pending Whirligig, from 4B Components Ltd.
Without fire, red maple's whirligig samara seeds get an early springtime start and spread even fasten
Especially for that much vaunted and much maligned whirligig, the Western mind, which, we all agree, tends to think too much.