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Word: lancet

Definition: small surgical tool for making incisions


Sentences Containing 'lancet'

"Bless my soul, and curse the foul fiend's," cried Bunger, stoopingly walking round Ahab, and like a dog, strangely snuffing; "this man's blood--bring the thermometer!--it's at the boiling point!--his pulse makes these planks beat!--sir!"--taking a lancet from his pocket, and drawing near to Ahab's arm.
'Well then,' returned my aunt, softened by the reply, 'how can you pretend to be wool-gathering, Dick, when you are as sharp as a surgeon's lancet?
A small church with lancet windows, it consisted of a nave, a small chancel, a south porch and it had a bellcote at the west end.
Although the panel cited randomized trials to support statin therapy for primary prevention of occlusive cardiovascular disease, a report in "Lancet" notes, "not one of the studies provides such evidence."
An article in "The Lancet" compared the harm and addiction of 20 drugs, using a scale from 0 to 3 for physical addiction, psychological addiction, and pleasure to create a mean score for addiction.
At the top of the lancet, a Greek cross surmounted by a crown symbolizes the victory of the cross.
At the west end it has long lancet windows and a bell-cote, again typical of the North country.
Beral. In March 2004, Beral "et al." published a study in "The Lancet" as a collaborative reanalysis on "Breast cancer and abortion".
Each bay of the wider aisles is gabled, the gables containing Perpendicular-style windows interspersed with lancet windows containing stained glass.
For Filariasis, note that Albendazole has no effect on the adult worms (Lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis Mark J Taylor, Achim Hoerauf, Moses Bockarie, 2010, Lancet).
Gratzer also cited a September 2007 "Lancet Oncology" article that found superior cancer outcomes in the United States for 16 cancers when compared to European countries.
He was an author of an influential paper published in the "Lancet" in 2007, introducing a rational, evidence-based system for assessing the harms of drugs, which suggested that alcohol and tobacco are more harmful than many illegal drugs.
He was of small stature, and hence the ‘Lancet,’ in many indecent attacks on him, usually calls him ‘the cock-sparrow,’ but in a long series of abusive paragraphs nothing to Earle's real discredit is stated.
In a study published in "The Lancet" in June 2012, the estimated number of suicides in India in 2010 was about 187,000.
In a study published regarding a new scoring system called the Glasgow-Blatchford bleeding score in "Lancet" on January 3, 2009, 16% of patients presenting with upper GI bleed had GBS score of "0", considered low.
In an editorial, the "Lancet", a British medical journal, decried the decision and wrote, "The UK has committed an atrocious barbarism ... t is time for doctors' leaders to say so - forcefully and uncompromisingly."
In contrast, medical journals (e.g. "The Lancet") typically focus on reaching medical professionals as their main audience, although the boundaries between these two categories are increasingly blurry.
In the clerestory of the nave are twenty-four single-light lancet windows arranged in eight groups of three.
In the next lancet, Isaiah holds the scrolls of prophecy.
It chases down pelagic fishes such as lancet fish, mackerel, pilchards, herring, and sauries, and forages near the bottom for groundfishes such as cod, hake, icefish, dories, sand lances, lumpsuckers, and flatfish.
It was pictured and described again 16 years later in "The Gentleman's Magazine": there was a flat-arched entrance in the west wall and an older (apparently 12th-century) south door with Norman-style chevron moulding, a continuous roof over the nave and south aisle, a three-bay pointed-arched round-columned arcade separating the aisle and nave, and lancet windows throughout.
Lettering in the tops of the lower lancet quotes Revelation 4:8 and reads "Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, Which Was and Is and Is to Come."
Little Langford farm is the most notable point in the village due to its design features including a Victorian Gothic entrance tower, lancet windows and crenellations.
Most of the windows are from the 15th century and have three lights, although the west window is large with five lights, and there is a lancet window dating from about 1200 in the north chancel wall.
On November 5, 2004 the medical journal "The Lancet" published the results of its analysis of the available studies.
Statins may slightly increase the risk of diabetes ("Statin therapy was associated with a 9% increased risk for incident diabetes" according to the Lancet study cited here), with higher doses appearing to have a larger effect. Cancer.
The aisles are of five bays, each with paired lancet windows, are "lean-to" in style; they project below the clerestory with paired lancets and an oculus to the first and fifth bays and three stepped lancet windows to the other bays.
The chancel measures , with lancet windows — combined three lights in the east end and four single lights on each side, the walls being supported by buttresses.
The church is a fine example of the Late Gothic Revival style of architecture, due to elements such as its lancet windows of stained glass.
The Church of England parish church is Holy Trinity Church, a Grade II* listed building consecrated in 1849, designed by William Railton in the lancet Gothic style.
The classification was first published by J.A. Forrest "et al." in the Lancet in 1974.
The disease was described in The Lancet Volume 364 by Hoffman H.M. et al. The effect of FCAS on the quality of life of patients is far reaching.
The east window has five lights in a distinctive layout, all set in an arched recess: the middle window is a tall lancet, and the flanking pairs have -tracery.
The English version of this book was published by Oxford University Press and has received praise from medical journals such as "The Lancet", "Journal of the American Medical Association" (JAMA) and the British Medical Association's reviewer who called it a masterpiece.
The floors below has smaller rectangular and Lancet windows (some of them cusped).
The hip roof has cross-gable dormers with steeply pitched roofs and decorative bargeboard trim, and the south facade has Gothic lancet windows.
The large four-light lancet window in the Walnut Street (north) wall is the largest in the building rising 31'6" above the floor below.
The middle and upper stages of the tower have paired lancet windows with trefoils above; the large nave window in the west end has five trefoils.
The nave and chancel are separated by a tall chancel arch with moulded shafts, and the triple-lancet east window is set in a recessed arch flanked by marble shafts.
The ornamental two-light lancet in the east wall of the northeast tower stairs was installed by Gibson of Philadelphia when the building was dedicated in 1872.
The porch has an arched doorway over which is a lancet window.
The seven Tiffany lancet windows in the west transept were donated by John M. Logan in 1906 in memory of his brothers, and represent old testament figures.
There are buttresses along the sides of the nave, each bay containing stepped lancet windows.
There are twin lancet windows in the lower stage, single lancets in the middle stage and stepped lancets in the top stage containing louvred bell openings.
This Grade-II listed structure was designed in the Early English style with lancet windows and features a stone relief of the Ascension by Harry Hems.
This is a two-light lancet of simple design, filled with diamond panes of machine-textured glass stenciled with lilies in black paint.
This same view was given in his Fifty-fifth Lecture, published in the "Lancet" in 1834.
Wardrop was associated with Thomas Wakley in the founding of "The Lancet" in 1823, for which he first wrote savage articles and, later, witty and scurrilous lampoons in his column 'Intercepted Letters'.

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