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stab

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

stab

shaped like or resembling a staff or rod.

stab

(stab)
1. to pierce or wound with a pointed instrument.
2. to thrust a pointed instrument into something.

stab

Etymology: ME, stabbe, piercing wound
a neutrophilic band.

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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May the muezzin recover soon and may the stabber get his just punishment.
The restaurant's owner, Yong Keng Chen, told police he kept no paperwork on the stabber or the victim - as well as a third Mexican employee - because those workers have been in the United States illegally, Detective Don Myers said.
For the marine flatworms, particularly aggressive duelers may produce more offspring than so-so stabbers.
The first Palestinian stabber, who works as an air conditioner technician, attempted to flee following the attack, Israeli reports said.
But as Kearins got off the bus, he yelled: "Yabba-dabba-dabba, I am the Possil stabber.
IsraeliPolice said military and police forces have immediately gunned downthe stabber, who was identified as 19-year-old Jerusalemite Mohannad Halabi.
The stabber was later apprehended by an off-duty security guard at the scene.
Jurors' questions sent out during deliberations indicated some of them didn't believe Salas was the stabber, Chung said.
The Israeli Border Police closed all the roads in the area, and conducted an extensive search campaign for the stabber whose identity remains unknown although the Israeli police claims he's an Arab.
Days later, the stabber was nabbed and claimed the war in Lebanon motivated the attack.
A 17-year-old partygoer was stabbed in the abdomen, and the stabber ran off, deputies said.
The Israeli police revealed that it was not clear whether the stabber came from Israel or had infiltrated the nearby border from Sinai or Gaza.