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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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Sew white E's, Pinwheels, and center block into rows as shown.
11 Join together 10 Pinwheels and 9 assorted print F's to make each top and bottom border.
When we assemble the pinwheel, the artist's dynamic style visually ties everything together.
Pinwheels for Peace is an art and literacy installation project started in 2005 as a way for students to express their feelings about what's going on in the world and in their lives.
Beech also makes elegantly curved, monochromatic "Glue Paintings"--one of which was included in this show--that project from the wall and "Rotating Paintings," equally oddly shaped, that spin like pinwheels, as though in ironic acknowledgment of the idea that an abstract painting should look good from all sides.
These performers, aged 57 to 87, power their fit and beautifully contoured bodies through seven to nine shows a week of kick lines, pinwheels, flash tap numbers, and grand Las Vegas showgirl costume displays.
'Red pepper stacks like serrano ham and sun-blushed tomato pinwheels and tandoori prawn and cucumber bites give people plenty of choice, so that there's something to suit everyone.
Campers can make boats, pinwheels, boomerangs, airplanes, and rockets to float, spin, or fly when the sun shines.
Like giant pinwheels, spiral galaxies feature curving arms that rotate around a dense core.
Pinwheels have a new look in Nancy's colorful creation.