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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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The stabber fathers offspring without the energy drain of healing torn flesh or producing eggs.
Roux branded his 'horrendous' trip to Anfield in November 1991 as his WORST memory - and labelled the English a nation of treacherous back- stabbers.
The teams were level at 1-1 going into injury time of the first leg in La Plata when arbiter Osses pointed to the penalty spot and Guido Carrillo kept his cool to give the Rat Stabbers the slenderest of edges going into the return game.
Then we have the back stabbers, ie those who desert their party - Clark, Purnell, Hazel Blears and Frank Field, for example, a long time admirer of Mrs Thatcher.