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punch

(pŭnch),
An instrument for making a hole or indentation in some solid material or for driving out a foreign body in such material.
[L. pungo, pp. punctus, to stick, to punch]

punch

An instrument for making a small circular hole in material or tissue, esp. the skin.
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"Modern punches use thin steel plate and plastic which have a colourful, aesthetic appeal to the buyer.
"Modern punches use thin steel plate and plastic which have a colourful, aesthetic appeal to the buyer which older machines did not have," said Peter.
Attacking movements included lead and rear hand straight punches, hooks, and uppercuts.
Caption: These are "real" roll-pin punches. One is to start and one is for the finish.
The differences among these three punches are the polish direction and surface smoothness.
Punches are a very American drink, more so than most people realize, but how did the decision come about to make them a focus at The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog?
recently created a menu of four punches for the Disco @ Trump Marina in Atlantic City to augment their bottle service list.
And it's surprising just how much you need to use your stomach muscles, glutes and leg muscles to control the punches.
By the third round, however, Calzaghe had become more active, looking to trap Hopkins in the corner or against the ropes and then unleash flurries of punches.
Both guide assemblies and punches were run, one after another, in a Strippit LVD Model 1500 H30 and 1250 H30 turret press.
Soft brass or copper punches are acceptable in most cases for removing tooling, although my preference is for nylon or other plastic.