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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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We note that a jar of false eyeballs, a harpoon gun and a badly stuffed eagle were among the items which were left behind on the capital's public transport system in the past year.
PRINCE Charles was confronted by protesters armed with a harpoon gun while swimming in the Mediterranean, it emerged last night.
A schoolboy rushed to hospital after a harpoon gun went off accidentally and fired a spear into his skull.
But Kirk, who is alleged to have brought the harpoon gun down from the bedroom, and left it by the front door, then retrieved it and fired it in the face of the teenager, said Mr Baughan.
A MAN was stopped by customs officers trying to take a harpoon gun on to a plane.
A SCUBA diver took a lethal harpoon gun on to a packed tourist plane, a court heard yesterday.
Four years ago he was jailed after being caught with a harpoon gun, but the sentence was reduced to 18 months when appeal court judges ruled that the weapon wasn't a firearm.
Elsewhere Neil (Benedict Sandiford) is getting lethal with a harpoon gun in the lounge - don't ask.
For small-time crook Billy, fresh out of prison after being sentenced to 18-months for possession of a harpoon gun, the temptation to step into his father's shoes proved too much.
Just a week later, he was sentenced to two-and-a-half years after being caught in possession of a harpoon gun.
The following week he was given a two-and-a-half year sentence after being found with a harpoon gun.