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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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Promotion-chasing Boro looked punchless up front and when Joe Bennett dropped an inviting cross on to the unmarked Scott McDonald's head 10 yards out the Aussie headed tamely wide.
The reigning Stanley Cup champions' power-play unit remained punchless. Boston came up empty on five chances with the man advantage and dropped to 1 for 18 for the season.
In stunning collapse, a punchless Williams went from 5-3 up serving for the first set to holding her serve just once more the rest of match.
Punchless Villa were not good enough to beat a newly-promoted side surely destined to return whence they came by season's end.
The Giants' punchless offense yet again failed to provide support for Uehara, who gave up just four hits in eight solid innings in a duel with Fukuhara.
But he did not absolve his team for a punchless display that dropped well below the level of recent performances.
Punchless Pool enjoyed long spells of control, and finished as the better team, despite having Chris Llewellyn sent off on 63 minutes for a foul on Michael Jackson.
The Irish appeared plenty ready for the postseason on Friday, as they coasted past punchless Churchill - the last school other than Sheldon to win the league title, which it did in 2000.
Kenny Jackett admitted last night he was frustrated as his punchless Swans were 'sloppy at the back and not ruthless in front of goal' as they stuttered to a 2-0 opening-day league defeat to Northampton Town.
But they were punchless up front, and also looked unhappy at the back when pressed by lively duo Henri Camara and Carl Cort.
Punchless pilot, penned by exec producers Dan Staley and Rob Long, centers on the central plot of heiress Allison Conklin (Paget Brewster) and her sudden reluctance to marry a dull Ivy Leaguer from the right side of the tracks named Howard (Vince Grant).
If we are being harsh (but truthful), five at the back for this game was unnecessary, the wing-backs were not attacking enough, central defenders repeatedly gave the ball away, Ki's form has dipped after such a bright introduction to the team, wingers never produced a good final ball, Ayoze Perez was like a butterfly flitting about but totally ineffective and if Yoshinori Muto cannot even get on during such a punchless display up front he may as well shoot off to the Asia Cup right now.