Sentence Examples


  • Prominent paired limbs are often borne on the tenth segment, the elongate tail-feelers (cerci) of bristle-tails and may-flies, or the forceps of earwigs, for example.
  • The quest of a solvent for calculus in the bladder and kidneys was pursued by him as by others at the period, and he devised a form of forceps which, on the testimony of John Ranby (1703-1773), sergeant-surgeon to George II., extracted stones with "great ease and readiness."
  • While the coin is being moved the hanger D is held firmly by the forceps E to prevent the pan from being pushed sideways.
  • The forceps are then opened and the beam released, but at this moment the levelling bar F is allowed to drop momentarily by a bent lever G acting on the pin G', until the ends of F press down on a stirrup in each hanger at H, H.
  • In at least one genus the unjointed pincers of the forceps are preceded, in the youngest instar by jointed cerci.

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