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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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GEMINI Everything you need for a mini-display, with six long-lasting fountains, two multi-shots, two rockets, five Roman candles, one Catherine wheel and a finale aerial mine.
Other injuries reported last November included an 18-year-old who suffered firework injuries to his groin and a man in Rugby who developed neck pain after a Catherine wheel fell on his head.
When he wasn't shredding his larynx through the likes of Demented Aggression, The Wretched Spawn and Hammer Smashed Face, Fisher's head was going round like a Catherine Wheel.
We became a four-a-side team when the keeper decided to hold a Catherine Wheel in his teeth.
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The grand finale brought the themes of fire and water together with a giant catherine wheel, fifteen feet in diameter, which span in time to Strauss's Blue Danube.
Think of Sara Rudner in The Catherine Wheel (1981), Shelley Washington in Nine Sinatra Songs (1982), Baryshnikov in Push Comes to Shove (1976), every dancer in In the Upper Room (1986), Kevin O'Day in Everlast (1989), Damian Woetzel in The Beethoven's Seventh (2000), and now John Selya and Keith Roberts in Surfer.
CATHERINE Wheel received death threats after cancelling a gig in America, the MZone can reveal.
Another favourite was the Catherine wheel which hardly ever failed to spin off the fence my dad had tacked it to in order to spin its fiery pattern into the autumn air.
What was wrong with sparklers and a Catherine Wheel pinned to the fence?
To provide a firework theme for a special night like Guy Fawkes, Emma suggests putting the sausage rolls on sticks to look like rockets and making Catherine wheel sandwiches or pastries.