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hypodermic needle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hypodermic needle a hollow needle
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Usage

In literature:

Had the use of a hypodermic needle on this girl anything to do with the supposed tragedy across the hall?
"The Sheridan Road Mystery" by Paul Thorne
There came a day when great doctors gathered about him to exult that he undoubtedly, indisputably winced when the hypodermic needle hurt him.
"Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories" by Kathleen Norris
Patsy, however, was taught the use of the hypodermic needle, which Maud and Beth quite understood.
"Aunt Jane's Nieces in the Red Cross" by Edith Van Dyne
The needles of hypodermic syringes sometimes break and a portion remains embedded in the tissues.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The psychiatrist had taken a leather case from his pocket and was selecting a hypodermic needle.
"Dearest" by Henry Beam Piper
The thing in his fist was silver and sharp, a hypodermic needle.
"Measure for a Loner" by James Judson Harmon
Dr. Braun shrugged, located a hypodermic needle and prepared it.
"The Common Man" by Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
Then he extracted a small hypodermic syringe and a needle-pointed nozzle.
"The Green Rust" by Edgar Wallace
A hypodermic needle in one attendant's hand indicated the reason for Ritchie's sudden collapse.
"This Crowded Earth" by Robert Bloch
Then drawing a small hypodermic syringe from a case, the former inserted the needle into the lad's forearm.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
When it withdrew the device hummed, then clicked three times as three separate hypodermic needles lanced into the skin.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
I've looked for the mark of a hypodermic needle, but there is none.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
He saw that a tall man in the purple had withdrawn the needle of the hypodermic and was replacing the instrument in its case.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
Well, I think, with a hypodermic needle, the poison could be got into the mint.
"The Come Back" by Carolyn Wells
He picked up the hypodermic needle and sterilized it at the medicine cabinet.
"Perfect Control" by Richard Stockham
Four gravities suddenly pushed her down into it and a hypodermic needle jabbed her swiftly with a hypnotic drug.
"No Charge for Alterations" by Horace Leonard Gold
One held a hypodermic needle.
"Brink of Madness" by Walter J. Sheldon
Any gentleman got a hypodermic needle?
"The Boy With the U. S. Survey" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
While mounted cowboys kept the lariats tight, a veterinarian stuck a hypodermic needle in the animal.
"When the Owl Cries" by Paul Bartlett
He used a hypodermic needle on the guard's arm, drugging him so that he would remain senseless for some time to come.
"Black Star's Campaign" by Johnston McCulley
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In poetry:

It's hypodermic needle
to his soul
but softly
as the tune comes from his throat
trouble
mellows to a golden note
"Trumpet Player" by Langston Hughes

In news:

Man With Hypodermic Needle Strikes Again in the Bronx.
City sanitation workers yesterday were forced to pick through a filthy pile of property seized from Zuccotti Park including dirty hypodermic needles, moldy food and glass-littered, broken gadgets.
Fall River police said Friday that they have arrested a second man accused of threatening people with a hypodermic needle during a robbery.
Fall River police said Thursday that they have arrested a man accused of threatening people with a hypodermic needle during a robbery.
Man indicted for selling hypodermic, needles online.
Federal prosecutors say a Frederick man has been indicted on charges of selling hypodermic needles online without requiring prescriptions.
Massena women charged with possessing hypodermic needles.
A Bronx thug who wields a hypodermic needle as a weapon is suspected of mugging a 14-year-old on the subway yesterday — but fled before cops could catch up with him, sources said.
PHILLIPSBURG — A 22-year-old Belvidere woman who did not pay her cab fare was later found in an apartment building with a hypodermic needle on Tuesday, May 1, police said.
Angel Anthony Cintron, 39, boasted from behind bars Tuesday that his rash of chilling robberies using a hypodermic needle made him the talk of the town, said men holed up with the syringe-wielding suspect.
District of Columbia health officials will begin giving drug addicts vials of bleach to clean hypodermic needles in an effort to halt the spread of AIDS, Health Commissioner Reed V Tuckson has announced.
Three hypodermic needles and 63 Oxycodone pills were among items police said they found in a Berlin man's car following a vehicle stop Thursday before dawn.
The closeness between designer jeans and hypodermic needles.
Multiple suspects and criminal charges are pending after an ongoing investigation recovered a loaded hypodermic needle in the Law Enforcement Center Thursday.
Hypodermic needle -wielding robbery suspect arrested.
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In science:

The BeCu bellows tube fits around a Cu guide cylinder that prevents buckling and keeps the hole in the brass flange aligned with the hypodermic needle. A thin brass sheet is soft-soldered to the brass flange to provide a vacuum seal that is easy for the needle to puncture.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen
The flange is brazed to the bellows and moves toward a stainless steel hypodermic needle as the pressure increases (The bellows are pre-stretched during installation.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen
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