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Nursing verb To perform a venipuncture
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[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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Kingscote has been with Dascombe since the early days in Lambourn and has remained his first jockey after the trainer upped sticks to Michael Owen's stable.
Ladbrokes make Tevez 4-5 to sign for City by the start of next season, while Victor Chandler quote 2-7 that he has upped sticks and moved to Eastlands before the end of the summer transfer window.
It didn't help much that there were fairly strong winds when the Kirklees Council workers upped sticks in pursuit of a pay deal that might, had it been realised, have given them enough money to just about compensate for inflation.
When so many other firms have taken advantage of inward investment help and then simply upped sticks and gone elsewhere when the money ran out, it is heartening the car giant continues to invest in its Washington plant.
But it would be a major shock if the Bluebirds boss upped sticks to The Hawthorns and it's thought he has already given assurances to City that he is going nowhere.
She first upped sticks and moved to Germany after reading an advert in The Stage looking for singers.
Rhyl-born Sara Sugarman, 37, has upped sticks and sold her house in London to move to Los Angeles.
And at Trecefel near Lampeter there are tales of a poet-farmer who upped sticks at the age of 50 to become a swagman in Australia.
The actress, 35, upped sticks with hubby James Cannon last week but is not putting herself under any pressure to land a dream role.
Official figures show almost 41,000 Irish people upped sticks in the year leading up to April, out of a total 81,900 who moved away.
But fans of 'Bully,' as the statue is affectionately known, needn't worry that he has upped sticks and left for good as the Brummie landmark's London appearance was part of a summer campaign by National Express.
The former Celtic, Middlesbrough and Man City ace has upped sticks several times during his career.