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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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Students cut their tag board pinwheel a little over half-way down each of the lines on the front (see diagram).
On September 21, 2005, people in over 1,375 locations throughout the world "planted" approximately a half-million pinwheels in public places in their communities, spreading thoughts and feelings about peace throughout the country and the world
Instead, he and his collaborators assert, another type of wave--a sound wave--is the most likely source of the core's pinwheel pattern.
In the same manner, join units to make the remaining Pinwheels in the amounts as shown.
1 For dark pinwheels, select 32 sets of 2 matching 2 3/8" squares each from the assorted dark prints.
The "Pinwheels for Prevention'' campaign was launched by the organization Prevent Child Abuse America to raise money, through the sale of pinwheels, to educate people about the effects of child abuse and ways to prevent it.
Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by two art teachers in Florida as a way for students to express their feelings about what's going on in the world and in their lives.
After we introduced the project to our classes, students began to make pinwheels using traditional and nontraditional materials.
In this work, MacConnel overlays clip art-ish diagrams of modern architecture onto patchwork and plaid; images of transistor radios atop diamond-based geometric patterns; and electrons orbiting nuclei over a handkerchiefs pinwheels and snowflakes.
They do things that Streb finds real--moves called dominoes, slices, ex-flips, inside-outs, sparkles, pinwheels, sidelines, and slams.
The bright colors and beautiful presentation of the pinwheels made from soft cracker bread can be especially intimidating to someone who has never tried to make them.
Galaxies come in various shapes, including fuzzy footballs, elongated smears, hazy pinwheels, and glowing whirlpools.