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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.

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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.
They are all suited now with sticks, and Joe Willis and the gipsy man have drawn the first lot.
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.
When I stood up, fire-stick in one hand, dynamite stick in the other, my knees were knocking together.
He struck at me with his stick, but I caught the blow upon my little shield, and hit back.
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.
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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