(n.) A slight depression, or small notch or hollow, made by a blow or by pressure; an indentation.
(v. t.) To make a dent upon; to indent.
(n.) A tooth, as of a card, a gear wheel, etc.
(1) Meanwhile, reductions in tax allowances on dividends for company shareholders from £5,000 down to £2,000 represent another dent to the incomes of many business owners.
(2) The parameters of LES relaxation for both wet and dry swallows were similar using either a carefully placed single recording orifice or a Dent sleeve.
(3) Helen Dent, chief executive of Family Action, said: "It can't be right that going back to school breaks the bank for some families.
(4) The disastrous launches of SimCity and Battlefield 4 , the confining and somewhat invasive nature of the publisher’s Origin digital gaming platform and the voraciously monetised smartphone version of Dungeon Keeper, have kicked further dents in its reputation.
(5) But no sooner had Hull hopes risen than they were dented by Meyler.
(6) The bomb threat tweet was sent to Freeman, the Europe editor of Time magazine, Catherine Mayer, and the Independent columnist Grace Dent, who took a screen grab of the tweet and posted it for her Twitter followers to see .
(7) Hypercalcemia of sarcoidosis is associated with a normal or decreased C-terminal parathormone assay and a positive Dent test, as well as elevated serum immunoglobulins and erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and a positive angiotensin-converting enzyme assay.
(8) This appears to be no longer true, and the attacks aren’t putting a dent in the polling deadlock.
(9) He may need to produce proof promptly if he wants to dent Key's chances of surviving Saturday's election.
(10) Abhijit Mukherjee, the son of president Pranab Mukherjee, himself an MP with the ruling Congress party, dismissed protesters after the Delhi rape as "dented and painted women".
(11) But the Pennsylvania Republican Charles Dent said: "We don't expect the secret service to take a bullet for the president's staff."
(12) In 1976 Dent (Gastroenterology 71: 263-267) introduced a sleeve-catheter device for obtaining continuous recording of lower esophageal sphincter pressure.
(13) The decision, which is being contested by the arts world in Germany and beyond, will effectively end the Deutsche Oper am Rhein – considered to be among Germany's 10 leading theatre institutions – and will seriously dent Duisburg's musical theatre and ballet output.
(14) "If on the other hand we can shape an agenda that says we can create jobs, advance growth and make a serious dent in climate change and be an international leader I think that is something the American people would support."
(15) The report by Dr Androulla Johnstone and Christine Dent for the NHS Health and Social Care Advisory Service describes Savile as “an opportunistic predator who could also on occasions show a high degree of premeditation when planning attacks on his victims”.
(16) Moderates “don’t like the idea of taking a vote in the House that may go nowhere in the Senate”, said Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania.
(17) Journalist Ticky Hedley Dent shot back: "I think #Mumsnet is key to understanding feminism.
(18) But it also has a relatively small number of downloadable apps and very little memory for storing them; no easy way of transferring music files to the device; and the attractiveness of the high-resolution screen is somewhat dented by the fact that it doesn't support "multi-touch" interactions in the way the Apple product does.
(19) Recipe supplied by Patrick Hanna, L'Entrepot, lentrepot.co.uk Clams with leek, fennel and parsley Though you could add a twirl of al dente spaghetti or linguine to this dish, it is the fragrant, briny broth that delights – better with a crusty loaf and a spoon.
(20) While on paper the US housing market makes up a smaller part of the economy following the crash, new signs of stagnation are likely to dent consumer confidence.
(n.) A slight natural depression or indentation on the surface of some part of the body, esp. on the cheek or chin.
(n.) A slight indentation on any surface.
(v. i.) To form dimples; to sink into depressions or little inequalities.
(v. t.) To mark with dimples or dimplelike depressions.
(1) He used the internal mammary artery pedicle (Kolesov's pedicle, Feb. 25, 1964) and described beadlike nodules and a dimpling of the epicardium over the atherosclerotic coronary artery (Kolesov's groove sign, Jan. 26, 1965).
(2) It was transplanted ventral to the puborectalis sling into the anal dimple if present.
(3) A boy with growth and mental retardation, flat occiput, high and broad forehead, blepharoptosis, narrow palpebral fissures, low set, malformed ears, short neck, anal atresia, deep sacral dimple is reported.
(4) The majority of the thalamic neurones discharged by Group I muscle afferents responded with a latency shorter than 1 msec to electrical stimulation of the cerebral cortex in the region of the post-cruciate dimple.
(5) Assessment of Holloway's chimpanzee data supports my claim that the dimple on the Taung endocast is within the chimpanzee range for the medial end of the lunate sulcus.
(6) The mass was associated with a "double dimple sign," heretofore reported only in malignant renal tumors.
(7) Ependymal cell rests of the sacrococcygeal area are relatively common; they may occur in association with postcoccygeal (pilonidal) dimples or in the absence of observable abnormalities.
(8) Axial and coronal CT of the skull base and nose demonstrated a midline bony canal extending from two dimples on the dorsum of the patient's nose to the base of the anterior cranial fossa.
(9) It is shown that by proper selection of the substrate length, width, and thickness, silicon substrates can be designed and used to penetrate a variety of biological tissues without breakage or excessive dimpling.
(10) Clinical manifestations included postnatal growth and psychomotor retardation, microcephaly, hirsute forehead, epicanthic folds, strabismus, depressed nasal bridge, long philtrum, small mouth, tetralogy of Fallot, and sacral dimple.
(11) At long-term follow-up, local capsular thickening related to a surface dimple was seen at the puncture site in 66%, and fine cortical scars were visible in 33%.
(12) Visual correction, as described by Rene Cailliet, uses three anatomical points of reference: a) iliac crest levelness, b) vertical appraisal of the spine from the sacral base (the spine should be perpendicular to the sacral base) and c) levelness of the posterosuperior iliac spine (PSIS) dimples.
(13) At these sites a dimpling occurs as the cornea is enlarging.
(14) Physical examination showed flattening of the buttocks, loss of the gluteal cleft, widely spaced buttock dimples, and a palpable sacral defect.
(15) We present a dysmorphic syndrome in eight males of the same family (four brothers, three cousins and one uncle) that is characterised by: mental retardation, facial dysmorphia, abnormal growth of teeth, skin dimple at the lower back, clinodactyly, patella luxation, malformation of lower limbs, abnormalities of the fundus of the eye and subcortical cerebral atrophy.
(16) In 82.3% of the cases, the projection of the dimple, the rest of the tricuspid orifice, was located either on the ventricular septum or over the left ventricle.
(17) These modifications involve the use of a radiused edge on the dimpling tool, a rubber O-ring on the polishing tool, and not rotating the sample platen during polishing.
(18) Using the muscle flaps for double-breasted sutures realigns the orbicularis oris muscle fibers to achieve an anatomical and functional repair that is characterized by a symmetrical lip length, nostrils, philtral column, and philtral dimple.
(19) A braze alloy is used to join the sections of the sample together and the resulting sample is stable during subsequent grinding, dimpling, and milling operations.
(20) The other Schwann cell membranes exhibit P-face dimples and E-face (extracellular membrane half-leaflet) protuberances which may reflect endo- or exocytotic activity; alternatively they may represent caveolae.