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trickle

(trik′ĕl)
To let a few drops fall at a time; to allow fluid to flow slowly. Local or topical anesthetics are often applied by trickling them over wounds or mucous membranes.
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A little later the blood dried but it soon started trickling down from the hands and heart of another portrait.
In addition, unemployment numbers have fallen in New York City, the hotel business is booming with foreign tourists flooding our shores, and there is an upswing in the commercial office market that is trickling down to retailers.
Most large enterprises have already deployed some level of DRM, and that interest is now trickling down to companies lower down on the pecking order.
The water table near the Angeles Golf Course can be quite high, but you're talking trace amounts of recycled water trickling down to the groundwater table,'' Ott said.
In Dragon, 1999, human bodies and serpents blend in and out of the landscape while two severed feet hover in the air; from a corner of the composition a cyclops peeks in with a string of ears trickling down its head.
Since, end users, especially in low-end applications, are extremely price sensitive, this pricing pressure is trickling down to the lowest level in the supply chain.
Increased defense spending could help the region, he said, with aerospace contracts directly benefiting the Antelope Valley and support work trickling down to the San Fernando Valley.
We expect that the data focus and higher-speed functionality technologies will penetrate all segments of the handset market starting with higher-end, higher-cost devices first, but quickly trickling down to the lower-end, lower-cost devices.