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Word: flail

Definition: beat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle


Sentences Containing 'flail'

Asymmetric prolapse is further subdivided into flail and non-flail.
Avenger can learn new techniques over the series such as new attacks like the Kwon's Flail kick or "Shinren," a means of understanding people's intentions by observing subtle clues.
Cases followed include the discovery of a dead body on the street, the rescue of a mother trapped in her apartment by a mentally ill son, an attempt to negotiate with a woman armed with an improvised flail who refuses to stop threatening her neighbor, and the arrest of a 70-year-old woman accused of hitting her daughter in the face with an axe.
Dissociation of leaflet and chordae tendineae provides for unrestricted motion of the leaflet (hence "flail leaflet").
Flail prolapse occurs when a leaflet tip turns outward, becoming concave toward the left atrium, causing the deterioration of the mitral valve.
Gueritz's immediate task was to solve the problem of vehicles becoming stuck in the soft sand, and to start getting men through the exits being cleared through the minefields and barbed wire by flail tanks.
I observed, here and there, many in the habit of servants, with a blown bladder, fastened like a flail to the end of a stick, which they carried in their hands.
One had flail posterior mitral leaflet (PML).
One of them is holding a flail and the other one a scythe.
Patients with asymmetric prolapse are susceptible to severe deterioration of the mitral valve, with the possible rupture of the chordae tendineae and the development of a flail leaflet.
Subtypes can be described as classic, nonclassic, symmetric, asymmetric, flail, or non-flail.
The severity of flail leaflet varies, ranging from tip eversion to chordal rupture.
Thus patients with flail leaflets have a higher prevalence of mitral regurgitation than those with the non-flail subtype.

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