(a.) Forcibly entering, or adapted to enter, at or by a point; perforating; penetrating; keen; -- used also figuratively; as, a piercing instrument, or thrust.
(1) At pH 7.0, reduction is complete after 6 to 10 h. These results together with an earlier study concerning the positions of the two most readily reduced bonds (Cornell J.S., and Pierce, J.G.
(2) Cook, who has postbox-red hair and a painful-looking piercing in his lower lip, was now on stage in discussion with four fellow YouTubers, all in their early 20s.
(3) Meanwhile the Brooklyn Nets, who have been dealing with nothing but bad news since the start of the regular season, will be without Paul Pierce for 2-4 weeks, also due to a right hand fracture.
(4) After properly fixing the vas deferens with a ring clamp, the surgeon pierces the scrotal skin, vas sheath, and vas deferens in the midline with a curved dissecting clamp held at a 45 degree angle from horizontal.
(5) The dorsal interosseous muscles gave off tendons which pierced the transverse laminae or passed deep to the transverse laminae, and attached to the bases of the proximal phalanges.
(6) Four patients received a subclavian intraaortic balloon pump, two were supported with a Novacor left ventricular assist system, three patients received Pierce-Donachy ventricular assist devices, and one patient received a Jarvik 7 total artificial heart.
(7) Lisbeth Salander is a violent and emotionally uncommunicative tattooed and much-pierced goth who grew up in care, and has had serious mental health issues.
(8) Ear-piercing techniques include needles, safety pins, sharpened studs, and self-piercing kits.
(9) The price G4S is paying amounts to 8.5 times of top-line earnings - "by no means cheap," said Seymour Pierce analyst Kevin Lapwood.
(10) But the character – compounded of piercing sanity and existential despair, infinite hesitation and impulsive action, self-laceration and observant irony – is so multi-faceted, it is bound to coincide at some point with an actor’s particular gifts.
(11) This paper draws attention to tool marks in the area of pierced rib cartilage and considers the possibilities of their analysis.
(12) Fourteen patients were supported with a Pierce-Donachy ventricular assist device (left ventricular assist in seven, right ventricular assist in three, both in four); nine were supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, two with a Medtronic centrifugal left ventricular assist pump, one with biventricular Biomedicus pumps, and one with a Novacor left ventricular assist system.
(13) A scanning electron microscope (SEM) study of the mouthparts of Psoroptes cuniculi from rabbits and P. ovis from sheep established that they are identical in morphology and are adapted for surface feeding rather than piercing the epidermis.
(14) The footage beamed back from the liberated districts of Ramadi is grim: a ghost town littered with debris and smashed concrete, destroyed storefronts, plumes of smoke, the sound of gunfire piercing the air as Iraqi soldiers speak on camera.
(15) We stress the need for strict enforcement of correct sterilization procedures whenever needles are used to pierce skin.
(16) By stepping back from some of the more radical solutions suggested before the election – such as the complete separation of high street banks from "casino" investment banks proposed by business secretary Vince Cable – the commission left the banks "secretly quite pleased", according to Bruce Packard, banks analyst at Seymour Pierce.
(17) In 2013, actor Pierce Brosnan’s daughter, Charlotte, died from ovarian cancer.
(18) The piercing intelligence-wise in terms of humans has been very difficult all along."
(19) The passage through Congress of legislation such as the 2010 Fair Sentencing Act , which reduced the racially significant disparity between punishments for crack and powder cocaine, and the Death in Custody Act , which introduces a federal record of deaths in police custody, have shown that incarceration – and perhaps incarceration alone – is able to pierce through the partisan gridlock of Washington.
(20) Benteke and the tireless Andreas Weimann take the plaudits for their four passes that pierced the Liverpool defence and saw the Austrian forward sweep home Benteke's exquisite back-heel.
(a.) Characterized by harshness; grating; shrill.
(1) The government, too, is keen to strike a conciliatory note, at least compared with the strident tones of the Iron Lady's day.
(2) "For a lot of people in poorer neighbourhoods we are liberators," crowed Yiannis Lagos, one of 18 MPs from the stridently patriot "popular nationalist movement" to enter the 300-seat house in June.
(3) We must also parallel our strident disapproval of misconduct with an objective exploration of the dynamics of both parties and the human commonality of sexual feelings.
(4) In private, the UK’s position has been less strident, according to Girling, and sources say that the UK supported some package objectives, despite reservations about their binding elements.
(5) In recent years O'Brien has been known for taking a more strident tone.
(6) Michael Meacher MP Labour, Oldham West and Royton • How dare Norman Warner and Jack O'Sullivan denigrate the NHS in such strident terms?
(7) George Osborne loosed his most strident rhetoric yet against environmental regulation in his autumn statement , slamming green policies as a "burden" and a "ridiculous cost" to British businesses, in a fillip to the right wing of his party.
(8) "The popular verdict clearly renders the bailout deal null," said the politician, whose stridently anti-austerity coalition of the radical left, known as Syriza, sprung the surprise of the weekend's poll, coming in second with 16.8% of the vote.
(9) Without such efforts, it appears that patient care quality will be the most likely aspect of health care to suffer in the future--a result against which all health care professionals should stridently guard.
(10) But its strident emotionalism and improv-style acting evidently hit the spot with a significant portion of the jury.
(11) The strident tone was illustrated by a startling public rebuff to Barack Obama.
(12) Following disturbing reports from human rights organisations such as Amnesty and Human Rights Watch, as well as the strident campaigning of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Fifa’s secretary general, Jérôme Valcke, promised to hold Qatar to account.
(13) "I seem to be perceived as aggressive and strident and I don't actually think I am strident and aggressive.
(14) McKinney had allowed himself to be photographed beside strident anti-abortion campaigners – and paid for it.
(15) I think a lot of people might think his work is stridently dissonant or painful on the ears.
(16) The concessions didn't go far enough to satisfy one of the most strident opponents, Open Book Alliance, a group that includes Google's rivals Microsoft, Yahoo and Amazon.
(17) She is keen to use her tenure to promote the importance of GPs and offer ideas to help keep the NHS working well in difficult times, but in a less strident, more diplomatic, way than her predecessor.
(18) But Trump isn’t just pushing the field to talk about immigration in more strident terms.
(19) Malloch, a businessman who stridently supported Brexit ahead of the vote in June, is said to have been interviewed for the post by Trump.
(20) Leaders were more stridently at odds than ever before in the 30-month euro crisis.