Sentence Examples


  • As the nut grows the slight puncture becomes almost obliterated, so that it is unnoticed by all but the most observant eye.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This secretion is caused by the puncture of an insect, Coccus manniparus.
  • Persica, on which it is produced by the puncture of an insect during the month of August.