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pinprick

Neurology A sharply focused stimulation of the skin, often by a needle, used to evaluate the sense of touch
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Three pinpricks x-ray the fracture, staccato the cramp in time, hang the thin victory flag, score the unsung hymn: If love outlasts legalism, then we win.
A private accounting firm has been retained to sort every single ballot according to dimples, hanging chads, even pinpricks, and then calculate the totals, arriving at several different outcomes depending on who wants to count what as a vote.
While an optical image of a massive group of galaxies shows only scattered pinpricks of light, a radio image reveals swirling streamers of hydrogen gas that connect the star systems and provide clues to their behavior.
We would run it over a piece of celluloid and it made little pinpricks every one twenty-fourth of a second.
Human assaults on the environment, though mischievous, are pinpricks compared to forces of the magnitude nature is accustomed to resisting," writes Easterbrook.
According to astronomers, lurking behind the peaceful appearance of the night sky lies a universe of unimaginable violence -- cosmic phenomena whose destructive power makes our most potent nuclear weapons look like pinpricks in comparison.
A great blank void in the highway, almost graceful As it curved around unkind hills, Rising and falling as silver, spitting and slicing its Way into the distant city of satanic mills, The moon's mesmerising stare over the sleeping Landscape, Dreaming of rebirth, as stars provide a backcloth Of tinted pinpricks in its drape, As if by rote, the land, now breathless, seemingly Iridescent on airborne wings, As veil by veil, nature with humanity held benign, Can once more truly sing.
Washington, August 24 ( ANI ): Painful pinpricks for diabetes testing could soon be a thing of past as researchers have created a new type of biosensor that can detect minute concentrations of glucose in saliva, tears and urine.
These are not little pinpricks on our roads - they are bordering on craters.
At night, light from the interior radiates out in thousands of shimmering pinpricks, like a spectacularly illuminated porcupine.
Other symptoms in babies can be a tense or bulging spot on the head, blotchy skin, getting paler or turning blue, refusing to feed, irritability anda high moaning cry, stiff body with jerky movements or floppy and lifeless The septicaemic rash starts off as tiny red or purple pinpricks anywhere on the body, developing into what appears to be bruises.
Prices range from pounds 15 for the ones shown going up to pounds 59 for the "Neat" outdoor net studded with pinpricks of light.