Usage examples for puncture

  1. They dip it into a mixture of candle- nut ashes and water, and, tapping it with a little mallet, it sinks into the skin; and in this way they puncture the whole surface over which the tattooing extends. – Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before by George Turner
  2. With the contrariness of as many mavericks, they preferred to puncture new holes in the immaculate linen, rather than enter the eyelets of the shirt- maker's provision. – Lonesome Town by Ethel and James Dorrance
  3. In comparison with this puncture of the sole is rare. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  4. As it was, he had suffered a delay of five minutes; and just as he was congratulating himself on the goodness of his tires, which had made him no trouble for many weeks, a loud report as of a pistol shot gave warning of a puncture. – The Princess Virginia by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  5. One puncture- proof, rubber ox and a bushel of sweet- potatoes for four hundred men! – Rainbow's End by Rex Beach
  6. That spare is soft, too, and half worn through; I'll bet we get more than one puncture before the job's done. – Man to Man by Jackson Gregory
  7. Now for this horrid puncture! – The Quest of the Golden Girl by Richard le Gallienne
  8. I reckon I'll have to make the best of the place I'm in, but for a man of puncture, as the feller said, like I used to think I was, I sure did miscombobble it when I married that educated squaw. – The Flockmaster of Poison Creek by George W. Ogden
  9. She caught at the arm pointed towards her in wrath and menace, and there, amidst those letters that proclaimed her son, was the small puncture, surrounded by a livid circle, that announced her victim. – Lucretia, Volume 6. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  10. And yet I aimed better than I knew, for, with a loud report, one of the great blisters upon the creature's back exploded with the puncture of the buck- shot. – Danger! and Other Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle
  11. The new passage may in every respect be as efficient as one formed by puncture or incision in any other way. – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise
  12. If their field of destruction could be made wide enough, we might in that manner clear away the entire covering of smoke, but all that we shall really be able to do will be to puncture it with holes, which will, perhaps, enable us to catch glimpses of the surface beneath. – Edison's Conquest of Mars by Garrett Putman Serviss
  13. She knows me already, and I'm getting so I can pick her up without feeling that I'm going to puncture her. – Rainbow's End by Rex Beach