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stab

(stab),
To pierce with a pointed instrument, as a knife or dagger.
[Gael. stob]

stab

Forensics
verb To thrust a sharp object into a victim and, usually, interrupt the skin surface.
 
Microbiology
noun Stab culture, see there.
 
verb To inoculate a semisolid bacterial growth medium, usually in a “slant” tube, with a jabbing motion performed with streaking, which combines anaerobic (“stab”) and aerobic (“streak”) conditions in the same test tube; used in triple sugar iron agar tubes.
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In them, Browne claimed he himself was a victim after being slashed in the hand as he tried to disarm the alleged stabber, who he said he didn't recognise.
Because Chen and his employees apparently did not even know the stabber's full name, police efforts to locate him in connection with the Oct.
Considering how newspapers are treated in its newest rate proposal, a more appropriate theme song for the USPS is another dusty from the 1970s: The O'Jays' "Back Stabber."
The soldier who eliminated the terrorist told Channel 10 that he witnessed the attack take place as he was on a bus near the station, and described how he jumped out to chase after the stabber for several hundreds meters before shooting him, inflicting wounds from which Hassan later died of at Barzilai Hospital in the city.
The alleged stabber, reportedly of African descend, was shot and seriously wounded bythe IOF after he tried to flee the scene.
The stabber, who was arrested by the police after they surrounded his house, confessed that he was the brother of the muezzin's wife and that he had stabbed him following a family dispute, Sabq reported on Sunday.
Inmate Rarn Pak, 36, the alleged stabber, was indicted Wednesday by a Worcester County grand jury on charges of armed assault with intent to murder, aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, three counts of assault and battery on a correction officer and two counts each of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery.
Police and special units set up road blocks and raided several shops and houses in the East Jerusalem neighborhoods of Shufat and Beit Hanina, adjacent to the settlement, in search of the stabber. No details were given on the identity of the arrested Palestinian.
In one he said he was going to murder his next-door neighbour with "his big stabber" and in a later call, he said "he was sorry Raoul Moat didn't kill an officer".
could not produce any employee records concerning the stabber or the 44-year-old victim in the Oct.
ATTACK: John Tiffoney, and below, Mark Morrison STABBER: Robert Kidd threatened police with a sword then climbed onto the roof of his house before he was arrested
Whilst researching this letter I came across a website which mentioned the "Boston Stabber" and the "Power Saw Slasher" and no these aren't movie characters but were two unbalanced individuals who murdered and maimed passengers on this 'crime-free' subway network.