lancet

[l_ˈa_n_s_ɪ_t], [lˈansɪt], [lˈansɪt]

Definitions of lancet:

  1.   A surgical instrument used for opening veins, etc.: a high and narrow window, pointed like a lance. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   A surgical instrument for letting blood, & c. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   A sharply pointed surgeon's knife. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   A small, sharp, two- edged knife used by surgeons to open veins, tumours, & c. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   A sharp two- edged surgical instrument, used in venesection and in opening abscesses, & c; a high and narrow window, pointed like a lancet. Lancet- arch, a narrow pointed Gothic arch. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for lancet:

  1. At one time I thought the Editor of the Lancet would kindly publish a letter from me on the subject, but further reflection led me to doubt whether so insignificant an individual would be noticed without some special introduction. – William Banting
  2. The underlying message of the Lancet article is that if you want to understand aggressive behaviour in children, look to the social and emotional environment in which they are growing up, and the values they bring to the viewing experience. – Hugh Mackay

Usage examples for lancet:

  1. She shook with dry, withered sobs, as a child does when it snatches itself away from the lancet of the doctor and hides in the mother's bosom, refusing to be touched. ” – The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence
  2. “ Frames of the lancet windows of the drum have been installed. ” – Messages to the Bahá’í World: 1950–1957 by Shoghi Effendi
  3. “ " Only a handkerchief and a basin," he replied coolly, still fingering a sharp lancet – Idle Hour Stories by Eugenia Dunlap Potts
  4. If you will step into one of these chapels you will find that in most of them he has substituted grisaille for the medallions in the lancet on either hand nearest the choir. ” – Stained Glass Tours in France by Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
  5. His suite included a secretary of state, his head stuck all over with long quills; a surgeon, with lancet pill- box, and medicines; his barber, with a razor cut from an iron hoop, and with an assistant, who carried a tub for a shaving- box. ” – The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1 by Frederick Whymper
  6. “ " No," he said, sharply; " I've got a rhubarb draught, a bottle of chlorodyne, the sal- volatile, and a lancet – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  7. Swiftly, deftly, employing a remark like a surgeon's lancet Blenham offered: " I have the hunch that Temple girl put it in his head." ” – Man to Man by Jackson Gregory
  8. The central window is composed of five lancet divisions, supported upon slender pillars: massy buttresses of several splays bound it on either side. ” – Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. II. (of 2) by Dawson Turner
  9. There were also the hollow slits of several lancet windows, and one almost perfect pierced circular window to the east, elaborately And here he whirled round on his only daughter, an angular and severely- visaged spinster; Look at this fool! ” – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  10. Conscious of purity, and flaming with indignation, her eyes flashing into their faces, she administered a reproof that cut like a lancet – Sketches of the Covenanters by J. C. McFeeters

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