(n.) That which pricks or pierces; the sharp end of anything, esp. the sharp end of a piercing instrument, as a needle or a pin.
(n.) An instrument which pricks or pierces, as a sort of needle used by engravers, etchers, lace workers, and others; also, a pointed cutting tool, as a stone cutter's point; -- called also pointer.
(n.) Anything which tapers to a sharp, well-defined termination. Specifically: A small promontory or cape; a tract of land extending into the water beyond the common shore line.
(n.) The mark made by the end of a sharp, piercing instrument, as a needle; a prick.
(n.) An indefinitely small space; a mere spot indicated or supposed. Specifically: (Geom.) That which has neither parts nor magnitude; that which has position, but has neither length, breadth, nor thickness, -- sometimes conceived of as the limit of a line; that by the motion of which a line is conceived to be produced.
(n.) An indivisible portion of time; a moment; an instant; hence, the verge.
(n.) A mark of punctuation; a character used to mark the divisions of a composition, or the pauses to be observed in reading, or to point off groups of figures, etc.; a stop, as a comma, a semicolon, and esp. a period; hence, figuratively, an end, or conclusion.
(n.) Whatever serves to mark progress, rank, or relative position, or to indicate a transition from one state or position to another, degree; step; stage; hence, position or condition attained; as, a point of elevation, or of depression; the stock fell off five points; he won by tenpoints.
(n.) That which arrests attention, or indicates qualities or character; a salient feature; a characteristic; a peculiarity; hence, a particular; an item; a detail; as, the good or bad points of a man, a horse, a book, a story, etc.
(n.) Hence, the most prominent or important feature, as of an argument, discourse, etc.; the essential matter; esp., the proposition to be established; as, the point of an anecdote.
(n.) A small matter; a trifle; a least consideration; a punctilio.
(n.) A dot or mark used to designate certain tones or time
(n.) A dot or mark distinguishing or characterizing certain tones or styles; as, points of perfection, of augmentation, etc.; hence, a note; a tune.
(n.) A dot placed at the right hand of a note, to raise its value, or prolong its time, by one half, as to make a whole note equal to three half notes, a half note equal to three quarter notes.
(n.) A fixed conventional place for reference, or zero of reckoning, in the heavens, usually the intersection of two or more great circles of the sphere, and named specifically in each case according to the position intended; as, the equinoctial points; the solstitial points; the nodal points; vertical points, etc. See Equinoctial Nodal.
(n.) One of the several different parts of the escutcheon. See Escutcheon.
(n.) One of the points of the compass (see Points of the compass, below); also, the difference between two points of the compass; as, to fall off a point.
(n.) A short piece of cordage used in reefing sails. See Reef point, under Reef.
(n.) A a string or lace used to tie together certain parts of the dress.
(n.) Lace wrought the needle; as, point de Venise; Brussels point. See Point lace, below.
(n.) A switch.
(n.) An item of private information; a hint; a tip; a pointer.
(n.) A fielder who is stationed on the off side, about twelve or fifteen yards from, and a little in advance of, the batsman.
(n.) The attitude assumed by a pointer dog when he finds game; as, the dog came to a point. See Pointer.
(n.) A standard unit of measure for the size of type bodies, being one twelfth of the thickness of pica type. See Point system of type, under Type.
(n.) A tyne or snag of an antler.
(n.) One of the spaces on a backgammon board.
(n.) A movement executed with the saber or foil; as, tierce point.
(n.) To give a point to; to sharpen; to cut, forge, grind, or file to an acute end; as, to point a dart, or a pencil. Used also figuratively; as, to point a moral.
(n.) To direct toward an abject; to aim; as, to point a gun at a wolf, or a cannon at a fort.
(n.) Hence, to direct the attention or notice of.
(n.) To supply with punctuation marks; to punctuate; as, to point a composition.
(n.) To mark (as Hebrew) with vowel points.
(n.) To give particular prominence to; to designate in a special manner; to indicate, as if by pointing; as, the error was pointed out.
(n.) To indicate or discover by a fixed look, as game.
(n.) To fill up and finish the joints of (a wall), by introducing additional cement or mortar, and bringing it to a smooth surface.
(n.) To cut, as a surface, with a pointed tool.
(v. i.) To direct the point of something, as of a finger, for the purpose of designating an object, and attracting attention to it; -- with at.
(v. i.) To indicate the presence of game by fixed and steady look, as certain hunting dogs do.
(v. i.) To approximate to the surface; to head; -- said of an abscess.
(1) Single-case experimental designs are presented and discussed from several points of view: Historical antecedents, assessment of the dependent variable, internal and external validity and pre-experimental vs experimental single-case designs.
(2) Well tolerated from the clinical and laboratory points of view, it proved remarkably effective.
(3) We are pursuing legal action because there are still so many unanswered questions about the viability of Shenhua’s proposed koala plan and it seems at this point the plan does not guarantee the survival of the estimated 262 koalas currently living where Shenhua wants to put its mine,” said Ranclaud.
(4) She knows you can’t force the opposition to submit to your point of view.
(5) The isoelectric points (pI) of E1 and E2 for all VEE strains studied were approx.
(6) Ofcom will conduct research, such as mystery shopping, to assess the transparency of contractual information given to customers by providers at the point of sale".
(7) Fifty-two pairs of canine femora were tested to failure in four-point bending.
(8) A one point dilution enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) procedure suitable for determining immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody levels to Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) in community seroepidemiological surveys is described.
(9) Subsequent isoelectric focusing in sucrose revealed an isoelectric point of 9.0-9.2.
(10) Gross deformity, point tenderness and decrease in supination and pronation movements of the forearm were the best predictors of bony injury.
(11) Whole-virus vaccines prepared by Merck Sharp and Dohme (West Point, Pa.) and Merrell-National Laboratories (Cincinnati, Ohio) and subunit vaccines prepared by Parke, Davis and Company (Detroit, Mich.) and Wyeth Laboratories (Philadelphia, Pa.) were given intramuscularly in concentrations of 800, 400, or 200 chick cell-agglutinating units per dose.
(12) A Monte Carlo simulation was performed to characterize the spatial and energy distribution of bremsstrahlung radiation from beta point sources important to radioimmunotherapy (RIT).
(13) From the social economic point of view nosocomial infections represent a very important cost factor, which could be reduced to great deal by activities for prevention of nosocomial infection.
(14) He said Germany was Russia’s most important economic partner, and pointed out that 35% of German gas originated in Russia.
(15) Many examples are given to demonstrate the applications of these programs, and special emphasis has been laid on the problem of treating a point in tissue with different doses per fraction on alternate treatment days.
(16) In 11 of the 22 cells PAI-1 mRNA and in 6 of the 22 cells PAI-2 mRNA was found, pointing to a possible role of plasminogen activator inhibitors in the tumor-related plasminogen activator activity.
(17) Sequence specific binding of protein extracts from 13 different yeast species to three oligonucleotide probes and two points mutants derived from Saccharomyces cerevisiae DNA binding proteins were tested using mobility shift assays.
(18) Recent studies point to the involvement of regulatory peptides in diseases of the gut and lung.
(19) The positive predictive accuracy of a biophysical profile score of 0, with mortality and morbidity used as end points, was 100%.
(20) The starting point is the idea that the current system, because it works against biodiversity but fails to increase productivity, is broken.
(v. i.) To breathe.
(n.) A slender stalk or blade in vegetation; as, a spire grass or of wheat.
(n.) A tapering body that shoots up or out to a point in a conical or pyramidal form. Specifically (Arch.), the roof of a tower when of a pyramidal form and high in proportion to its width; also, the pyramidal or aspiring termination of a tower which can not be said to have a roof, such as that of Strasburg cathedral; the tapering part of a steeple, or the steeple itself.
(n.) A tube or fuse for communicating fire to the chargen in blasting.
(n.) The top, or uppermost point, of anything; the summit.
(v. i.) To shoot forth, or up in, or as if in, a spire.
(n.) A spiral; a curl; a whorl; a twist.
(n.) The part of a spiral generated in one revolution of the straight line about the pole. See Spiral, n.
(1) An unidentified Moscow police official told the Interfax news agency that the group used “an internal staircase” to reach the top floor of the building and then used “special equipment” to reach its spire.
(2) One of the few regulations that has been spelt out in black and white is the maximum height limit – so planes don’t have to weave between spires on their way to and from City Airport, five miles to the east.
(3) The medieval church spires of rural England are to bring superfast broadband to the remotest of dwellings, with the Church of England offering their use as communication towers.
(4) San Andreas is a state of contrasts and extraordinary detail, there is always some interesting new nook to chance on, some breathtaking previously unexperienced view across the hills toward the capitalist spires of downtown.
(5) Behold "The Spire", a 398ft needle penetrating the sky; symbol of Dublin's thrusting modernity (or, cynics suggest, the grip heroin holds on some parts of the city).
(6) It’s a factor, but it wouldn’t be correct to say they died as a consequence of the mismanagement.” Miller also worked at Spire Gatwick Park hospital in Horley, Surrey.
(7) With permissions already granted for many more towers, from the Scalpel to the Can of Ham and a monstrous “Gotham City” mega-block by Make, we can say goodbye to a skyline of individual spires, between which you might occasionally glimpse the sky.
(8) North American marine archaeogastropods are mainly equidimensional but with a few disk-like forms and a very few high-spired ones, marine mesogastropods are mainly high-spired but with disk-like forms, neogastropods high-spired, and relevant euthyneurans sharply bimodal, like the stylommatophorans.
(9) When the sun made an appearance mid-morning, it threw a spotlight on the spire of the Saint-Michel basilica and the honey-coloured buildings that face the sweeping curve of the broad river.
(10) JJ Route 100, Vermont All your picture-postcard impressions of rural New England – village greens, white-steepled wooden church spires and roadside diners – can be enjoyed along Vermont's Route 100, which runs the length of the Green Mountains.
(11) Richard Jones, H5's chief executive and former commercial director of Spire Healthcare, told MPs gathered for its launch that, despite the government protecting healthcare from funding cuts, in the long-term high quality healthcare for all cannot be funded by taxes alone.
(12) However, last year it won an Independent Healthcare Award for Public Private Partnerships, for work on a successful partnership with the NHS in Cumbria and Lancashire which also involved Spire Healthcare and Abbey Hospitals.
(13) I live in the northern suburbs of the city, where from my backyard I can see the spires of Catholic and Orthodox churches, the minaret of a mosque.
(14) Its square tower and light resembling a short spire is fine enough to grace any village in the land.
(15) The Breakthrough Centre in Elstree, a joint venture between CancerPartners UK and Spire Bushey Hospital, provides chemotherapy and radiotherapy services, with Elstree Cancer Centre offering patients treatment options.
(16) Its director, John Crisp, said: “Spire suspended Mr Miller in December 2013 as soon as the trust notified us of their investigation into Mr Miller and he has not undertaken any surgery or held clinics at our hospital since.
(17) From the raucous taverns of the Shire to the dreaming spires of Gondor, there will be palpable relief today.
(18) "Following an audit of our members, which includes data on thousands of patients from leading groups including Transform, The Harley Medical Group, Spire Healthcare, BMI Hospitals and The Hospital Group, we can confirm that the average rupture rates reported for PIP implants is within the industry standard of 1%-2%."
(19) It is suggested that close location of chains and their zonal distribution by the section of helix spire forming sublicon wall, should provide the formation of stereohomogenous and complementary successions of biomonomers of different clases.
(20) It is a huge building site now, as the single glass-clad spire of the new One World Trade Centre climbs a little higher into the sky each day.