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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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It contains 10 fountains, three Roman candles, one Catherine wheel and a finale mine.
Kieren Fallon had to work much harder to land odds of 1-3 on Catherine Wheel in the three-year-old maiden.
Gone are the days of the Roman candle, a couple of sputtering Etnas and Strombolis, a Catherine wheel and a feeble rocket.
The eldest son comes on the phone and says: "No mum we are in the CEX shop!" IRENE DAVIES: My nieces Catherine and Lorna on bonfire night: pinned the Catherine wheel on the gate and Lorna was hysterical saying: "She gets everything why didn't you buy a Lorna wheel?" 30 years ago but I still laugh.
A Catherine Wheel the size of a 10p was nailed to the garden fence and spun round twice with a few sparks flying off and gave us about as much excitement as getting one number on a Euromillions rollover would these days.
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. That's gotta hurt!
ANSWERS: 1 Zimbabwe; 2 They were both government ministers; 3 The Catherine wheel; 4 Annie Get Your Gun; 5 Jezebel; 6 Ordinary People; 7 London and Bristol; 8 Alfred Lord Tennyson; 9 Tottenham Hotspur; 10 Hear'Say.
Anyway, the boys were giving it a bit of a shout in the 'Catherine Wheel' in Hemyock on New Year's Eve and - if Gemma's report is as accurate as her secretarial skills - right well did they do too.
We became a four-a-side team when the keeper decided to hold a Catherine Wheel in his teeth.