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splinter

/splin·ter/ (splin´ter)
1. a small slender fragment.
2. to break into small fragments.

splinter

Etymology: D, splinte
a sharp, pointed piece of bone or other substance.

splinter

(splĭn′tĕr) [MD. splinte, a wedge]
1. A fragment from a fractured bone.
2. A slender, sharp piece of material piercing or embedded in the skin or subcutaneous tissue.
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Claire advises the syringe will "more than likely" pull the splinter out on your first attempt with no pain, no tugging or pulling and "no little ones upset or scared at getting it out".
Following establishment of anesthesia, the wooden splinter penetrated within the anterior chamber of eye through cornea was located after local anesthesia.
Once one end of the splinter is sticking out, use the tweezers to gently pull out the splinter.
Splinters verruim in 'n sekere sin Louw se omskrywing van die "oop gesprek", aangesien Du Plessis daarin oor homself vertel, maar aan die hand van die persoonlike vertellings ook "oor iets in ons almal se wereld" (aldus Louw) verslag doen.
Be sure to slide the handle of rakes, shovels and hoes through your hands, making sure there are no splinters, cracks or rough spots, and then check the grip.
In his discussion of this School, Moreh outlines Nazik al-Mala'ika's fundamental views, concepts, and use of the free verse, on the basis of her critical writings, particularly the "Introduction" to her collection Splinters and Ashes and her well-known book titled Problems in Contemporary Poetry (Qadaya al-Shi'r al-Mu'asir, 1962).
Because it resists moisture, Trex decking is great for applications near water and families do not have to worry about splinters.
1 Wash the skin around the splinter with some soap and warm water.
Dinsdale and Splinters were the recipients of the first Emmy Award ever to be handed out - for Most Outstanding Personality.
One way to remove many of the splinters is to coat the child's foot with a nontoxic glue, such as Elmer's.
You can sing the ``Loser'' lyrics along to ``I Walk on Gilded Splinters.
2 Squeeze the skin around the splinter to make the end stick out.