Sentence Examples


  • The tubes have walls thicker at the ends than in the middle, as the tendency to puncture the glass is greatest at the edges of the coatings.
  • As the nut grows the slight puncture becomes almost obliterated, so that it is unnoticed by all but the most observant eye.
  • (Cattle food.) The adult weevils puncture the young flower-buds and deposit eggs; and as the grubs from the eggs develop, the bud drops.
  • The exciting cause of the hypertrophy, in the case of the typical galls, appears to be a minute quantity of some irritating fluid, or virus, secreted by the female insect, and deposited with her egg in the puncture made by her ovipositor in the cortical or foliaceous parts of plants.
  • (3) Man is, in the majority of cases, infected through the skin, though the puncture may not be seen.
 

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