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.
  2.   Extremely sharp little knife, with a point, used for opening boils, etc.
  3.   an acutely pointed Gothic arch, like a lance
  4.   An iron bar used for tapping a melting furnace.
  5.   A surgical knife with a short, wide, sharp- pointed, two- edged blade.
  6.   An acutely pointed window.
  7.   A surgical instrument for letting blood, & c.
  8.   A small, sharp, two- edged knife used by surgeons to open veins, tumours, & c.
  9.   A surgeons instrument with one or more small, keen blades.
  10.   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.
  11.   a surgical knife with a pointed double- edged blade; used for punctures and small incisions
  12.   A sharply pointed surgeon's knife.
  13.   A surgical instrument of various forms, commonly sharp- pointed and two- edged, used in venesection, and in opening abscesses, etc.

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. 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
  2. “ A lancet brought him to his senses, and the surgeon pronounced his wound not to be dangerous, provided that he remained quiet. ” – Newton Forster by Frederick Marryat
  3. The males even, possessing no lancet know no other manner of refreshment. ” – More Hunting Wasps by J. Henri Fabre
  4. Fortunately I had a small lancet in the handle of my knife; therefore I made a slight incision on my left fore- arm, from which a few drops of blood flowed. ” – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  5. “ " 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
  6. “ I would say rather, that lancet – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  7. He was among the first to discard the lancet in his treatment of disease. ” – The History of the Medical Department of Transylvania University by Robert Peter
  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. 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
  10. As the lancet was at hand, and most easy of use, the vein was opened, and permitted to flow until there was a marked reduction of pain. ” – All's for the Best by T. S. Arthur
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. “ Frames of the lancet windows of the drum have been installed. ” – Messages to the Bahá’í World: 1950–1957 by Shoghi Effendi
  15. “ " Only a handkerchief and a basin," he replied coolly, still fingering a sharp lancet – Idle Hour Stories by Eugenia Dunlap Potts
  16. Each is lighted by a large rose, while the east and west walls have each not only two great six- lancet windows, but in addition, the triforium gallery is pierced and is carried around under the rose. ” – Stained Glass Tours in France by Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
  17. At the close a stranger rose to speak in the body of the Church, a tall stranger, who stood in the rays of the sun that streamed through a lancet window behind him. ” – A Book of Quaker Saints by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
  18. “ Canute's tower was still left, a squat solid piece of masonry, with enormously thick walls and tiny lancet windows. ” – The Luckiest Girl in the School by Angela Brazil
  19. 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

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