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lance

 [lans]
1. lancet.
2. to cut or incise with a lancet or similar instrument.

lance

(lans),
1. To incise a part, as an abscess or boil.
2. A lancet.
[L. lancea, a slender spear]

lance

(lăns)
n.
1.
a. A thrusting weapon with a long wooden shaft and a sharp metal head.
b. A similar implement for spearing fish.
2. A cavalry lancer.
3. Medicine See lancet.
tr.v. lanced, lancing, lances
1. To pierce with a lance.
2. Medicine To make a surgical incision in; cut into: lance a boil.

lance

(lans)
1. To incise a part, as an abscess or boil.
2. A lancet.

lance

V. to cut into or incise a part, such as an abscess for the purposes of DRAINAGE of PUS or other fluid. In these days of disposable scalpel blades, the term is no longer used as a noun.

lance

(lans)
1. To incise a body part, as an abscess or boil.
2. A lancet.
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Around 57,000 Lancias built last year were Ypsilons sold in Italy.
There was a high degree of both anger and sympathy directed at Lancia which was accused of importing a bad car.
Her mother was the daughter of Vincenzo Lancia who founded his firm in 1906.
I questioned whether the Fiat-Chrysler group chose right when they decided to launch the car as a Chrysler instead of a Lancia.
The three offenders were aged 20 to 25 and drove off in the Lancia towards Coventry.
The Lancia Musa--the Fiat Idea with a Lancia face--showed that this ailing brand is all-but dead, unlike Alfa Romeo, which many feel is under exploited.
It is also the 12th win for the Italian company in total, with others being the Fiat 124 (1967), Fiat 128 (1970), Fiat 127 (1972), Lancia Delta (1980), Fiat Uno (1984), Fiat Tipo (1989), Fiat Punto (1995), Fiat Bravo/Brava (1996), Alfa 156 (1998) and the Alfa 147 (2001).
The Italian company, one of the largest companies in Italy, suffered throughout the 1990s with sliding sales and the near collapse of the Lancia brand.
The driver of the other car, a blue Lancia Delta, was unhurt.
"Three males got out of a dark coloured Lancia and grabbed him from behind."
The Mini Cooper, which dates back to the early 1960s, rubbed shoulders in the list with such vehicles as the Lamborghini Miura and the rare Lancia Stratos.
The Ypsilon, as you will know if you've been to Italy a lot, is the Lancia Ypsilon in its country of birth.