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stick

Nursing verb To perform a venipuncture

stick

[Shortening of for needlestick]
A colloquial term for puncture, esp. the puncturing of the skin or a blood vessel.

Patient discussion about stick

Q. I was confused, is he really sticking to diet? My friend is following Fixed-menu diet which I didn’t hear before. He told that he is in diet but he is taking some of the food which he likes. I was confused, is he really sticking to diet?

A. Of course, your friend may be under diet control. I will tell you what fixed menu diet means? A fixed-menu diet provides a list of all the foods you will eat. The merits of this kind of diet are that it can be easy to follow because the foods are selected for you. However the demerit of this type of diet is that you get only few varieties of food which will make the diet boring and it will be hard to follow. If you start with a fixed-menu diet, it is easy to follow.

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"Me give 'm five stick," the six-quart steward bargained.
"Because this stick, though originally a very handsome one has been so knocked about that I can hardly imagine a town practitioner carrying it.
The governor lowered the staff, and as he did so the old man who had the stick handed it to the other old man to hold for him while he swore, as if he found it in his way; and then laid his hand on the cross of the staff, saying that it was true the ten crowns that were demanded of him had been lent him; but that he had with his own hand given them back into the hand of the other, and that he, not recollecting it, was always asking for them.
I caught hold of the stick with my hands, but such was his strength that he jerked me into the crevice.
I shot it out of the pack in a moose pasture over 'on Little Stick. An' Ol' Villan cried like a baby.
Following the memorandum as our guide, we next laid my stick in the necessary direction, as neatly as we could, on the uneven surface of the rocks.
Gryphus flourished his stick above his head, but Van Baerle moved not, and remained standing with his arms akimbo.
The weapon is a good stout ash stick with a large basket handle, heavier and somewhat shorter than a common single-stick.
The stick untied from Jerry's neck told the tale of her perfidy and incensed Lamai, who sprang between and deflected the blow with a stone poi-pounder that might have brained Jerry.
"It's a good dog that sticks up for its bone," Billy championed.
She roughly forced the stick into my hand; she turned her poor shapeless shoulders to me; waiting for the blow.
He made himself a sling with rubber bands and a forked stick and went off by himself to gather nuts.

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