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stick

Nursing verb To perform a venipuncture
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stick

[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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Had it been two sticks instead of seventeen, he would have been equally unsurprised.
I shot it out of the pack in a moose pasture over 'on Little Stick. An' Ol' Villan cried like a baby.
The crowd cheer, and begin to chaff Joe, who turns up his nose and swaggers across to the sticks. "Imp'dent old wosbird!" says he; "I'll break the bald head on un to the truth."
The children stopped their crying, Lamai retied Jerry with the stick, Lenerengo harangued herself breathless, and Lumai departed with hurt feelings for the canoe house where stags could sleep in peace and Marys pestered not.
As he ran he put his hand into his pocket and took out the branched stick from which the sling for shooting squirrels was suspended.
The beaver now being completely "up to trap," approaches them cautiously, and springs them ingeniously with a stick. At other times, he turns the traps bottom upwards, by the same means, and occasionally even drags them to the barrier and conceals them in the mud.
When I stood up, fire-stick in one hand, dynamite stick in the other, my knees were knocking together.
They would be useful to buy a wife with, would they not, my clever boy?" And he made a rush at me, with his stick lifted, and after him came the headman, grunting with rage.
He now took the stick from my hands and examined it for a few minutes with his naked eyes.
"What say you to this, good old man, you with the stick?" said Sancho.
But by industrious poking he got us now and again--cruel, scraping jabs with the end of the stick that raked off the hide and hair.
I found him ready, and waiting for me, with his stick in his hand.

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