blunt end

blunt end

In a health care institution, the administrative or bureaucratic apparatus that supports and often directs patient care. Individuals actually providing the care (aides, midlevel pesonnel, nurses, and physicians) are said to work at the “sharp end” of health care.
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blunt end

An ending in DNA in which both strands of the molecule stop at the same base-pair so that no single strand protrudes.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

blunt end

the terminus of a NUCLEIC ACID DUPLEX, in which the two strands of the MOLECULE are base-paired along their entire length, so that there is no overhanging 3'- or 5' END. It is sometimes called the FLUSH END. see DNA STRUCTURE, RESTRICTION ENZYME. Compare OVERHANGING END.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
References in classic literature ?
The blunt end had been trimmed and rounded off with a knife.
ASENIOR huntsman accused of animal cruelty offences has told a court he decided to kill two fox cubs with the blunt end of an axe due to an impending Defra inspection.
'The victim would provoke family arguments and would sometimes beat his wife with the blunt end of an axe.
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I wanted to express the blunt end of grief, where it can feel like there is no point in life any more and I didn't want to censor that."
The chopstick has a blunt end that won't poke through seams.
As a result of overuse, brow pencils take on a blunt end more quickly than expected.
And sadly, the charity has issued a damning report on the deliberate policies of Israeli occupation forces to wilfully and purposely target Palestinians children, brutalise them, detain them and try and ensure that any will to pronounce Palestinians' rights ends at the blunt end of brutal policing.
All the eggs were first wiped clean with swabs soaked in 70% alcohol and then placed in racks with the blunt end facing upward for ten minutes.
Today, the invisible line between the "sharp end" and "blunt end" is less clearly defined.
He sat on her chest so she could not breathe, then got an axe and, using the blunt end, began hitting her with it.