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Nursing verb To perform a venipuncture


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

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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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Put these twigs of parsnip into a roasting tin, pour over the oil, smoosh them about and then dribble the maple syrup over them and roast under tender and stickily brown.
Some glosses are stickily unpleasant to wear but this glides on a treat leaving lips lustrous and moist.
Blue Bajan has been campaigned to bring him along gradually and and after jumping stickily in the autumn he has definitely improved since taking on better oppostion.
He jumped a little stickily on his debut at Ayr last month but soon warmed to his task and was impressive in the end in beating Vintage Premium by two lengths.
Having jumped stickily, he was in touch when stumbling after the third last flight and was soon struggling.
If you can survive the more stickily sentimental moments I defy you not to be reaching for the Kleenex by the finale set in the South American jungle.
He jumped a bit stickily early on but he soon warmed to his task and the experience will have done him good.
First half-hour is divided into expository preliminaries: In Texas in the year 2020, the camaraderie of the about-to-depart Mars crew is established at a nocturnal barbecue during which it's also revealed that the best and the brightest of the bunch, ace pilot and designer Jim McConnell (Gary Sinise), bowed out of training after his wife (Kim Delaney, seen in stickily sentimental flashbacks) became terminally ill.
But there are some surprises: Dryden and Milton being archly naughty, George Crabbe taking propagatory liberties with cucumbers, Roger Woddis, most unexpectedly, looking the other way from the columns of the neo-thirties block of the Radio Times, and the full text (not, for once, smudgily typewritten on creased and greased and stickily fingered lavatory-paper-style stationery) of 'Eskimo Nell'.
Bake the rolls for 10-15 minutes until golden and oozing stickily. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.