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perforate


The page is perforated, so it is easy to tear off and return the bottom of the sheet.
  to make a hole or holes in something
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  • The page is perforated, so it is easy to tear off and return the bottom of the sheet.
  • a perforated paper pad
  • a perforated eardrum
  • Ulcers can perforate the stomach.

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  • They were bronze, the size of cannon balls, perforated like wiffle balls with fire bubbling out the holes.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • The patient had a perforated appendix with...
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • It looked like a sagging face of black rubber, with wide glass portholes like eyes that were frozen in shock, and a droopy snout that ended in a perforated canister.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • It got up, wobbling on its heavily perforated legs.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Bullet trails have left wandering perforations down the other.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • There’s a whole shelf of my father’s shoes and boots, lined-up pairs: city shoes with perforated toecaps, overshoes, rubber boots, wading boots for fishing, heavy-soled boots for walking in the woods, with a bacon grease patina and leather laces.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye

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  • Just before the trident would have perforated him, Jason’s ventus acted on its own.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • I wondered why he had those marks on him, His sleeves were perforated with little holes.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • I unbuckle my belt and strip off my jumpsuit, which is little more than a perforated rag.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • No one knew the condition of the landing gear, but with the entire plane perforated, it was likely that the tires had been struck.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Or a slow leak from a perforated bowel.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • The snow was perforated with smashed white crockery and chunks of bricks from the chimney.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • He held a belt in his hand, the brown leather one he’d bought for hisnikka with the girl, and was wrapping the perforated end around his fist.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • This one is built against the solid rock, and it would take ten experienced miners, duly furnished with the requisite tools, as many years to perforate it.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • And then you can have a piece of this magnificently perforated cake.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • You would be canceled, perforated, voided, become the recognized magnet attracting loose screws.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Within the tube I first fitted a couple of valves, and then, perforating the stopper, I had in my possession a powerful air pump.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • The walls were perforated with holes like buckshot.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • [1] Every part except the gold is cleft with a fissure that trickles tears, which collected perforate that cavern.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • All three remounted their horses, and set out at a good pace, while Porthos was promising his adversary to perforate him with all the thrusts known in the fencing schools.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • The tag was like a salt cracker, perforated down its middle so that a strong man could snap it in two with his bare hands.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • The front was, as I had once seen it in a dream, but a well-like wall, very high and very fragile-looking, perforated with paneless windows: no roof, no battlements, no chimneys — all had crashed in.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • The Willys station wagon’s rear right tire had been perforated by a fallen branch still wedged up under both axles.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • —an object like the ghost of a walking-cane, which instantly broke its back if it were touched, which nothing could ever be lighted at, and which was placed in solitary confinement at the bottom of a high tin tower, perforated with round holes that made a staringly wide-awake pattern on the walls.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • The Scotia hadn’t run afoul of something, it had been fouled, and by a cutting or perforating instrument rather than a blunt one.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • It was with great difficulty that the ancient monarchical provostship and, during the last ten years of the eighteenth century, the revolutionary mayoralty, had succeeded in perforating the five leagues of sewer which existed previous to 1806.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • She seemed paler in the light of the single lamp covered with a perforated paper shade.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • They had begun to slit at the skin of the belly, but they did not know how to do it properly and so they had perforated the intestines.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • …Unwrast, untwisted, unbound, Upright, flat on the back, Up-so-down, upside down, Ure, usage, Utas, octave of a festival, Utterance, uttermost, Varlet, servant, Venery, hunting, Ven ails, breathing holes, Villain, man of low birth, Visors, the perforated parts of helmets, Voided, slipped away from, Wagging, shaking, Waited, watched, Waits, watches, Wallop, gallop, Wanhope, despair, Wap, ripple, Ware, aware, Warison, reward, Warn, forbid, refuse, Weeds, garments, Weltered, rolled about,…
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • Hand by the block stood the grim figure of the executioner, his visage being concealed in a tengallon pot with two circular perforated apertures through which his eyes glowered furiously.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Without referring to what he had believed in half an hour before, as though ashamed even to recall it, he asked for iodine to inhale in a bottle covered with perforated paper.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • The woman was having highlights put in, and her head was covered in a perforated plastic cap.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • She pointed to the perforated strainer insert that she had removed from the pot and placed on the island beside the pyramid.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • When she opened the dresser and unfolded first the papers and then the protective cloth, she found the fabric of the dress and the stitches of the veil and even the crown of orange blossoms perforated by moths.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • D. B. Monro in his edition of The Odyssey, Books XIII-XXIV, printed drawings of two perforated ancient axeheads, one from a Mycenean excavation, another from an early classical metope, and a third drawing of the very late classical bipennis, a double axe whose crescent blades form by their inner edges two circular openings, the one above the haft open and unobstructed.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Who are you? I watched the coffee bubble up through the center tube and perforated basket into the small pale globe.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • A case of peritonitis immediately followed, complicated by the perforated bowel the surgeon caused by his clumsy haste to repair the damage.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Modernity, led by the automobile, was perforating the frontier.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • Time after time after time, he gouged, pierced, perforated and otherwise wounded gator after gator, but never got the barbed harpoon in deep enough to stick.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • The same Swiss-cheese holes perforated the metal door of the cell, so I could get a glimpse of Shay.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • At the time of my advent here, we had many Cholera outbreaks, perforating Dysentries, intractable Diarrhoeas, and the whole deadly Typhoid family, which were plaguing the Asylum.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • When he pulled it out he was holding a gun, a black .38 caliber automatic pistol with a perforated cylinder attached to the barrel.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Along each side wall was a range of striding buttresses, throwing deep shadows on the spaces between them, which were perforated by lancet openings, combining in their proportions the precise requirements both of beauty and ventilation.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • The specialist then proceeded to insert the photos in place and under a large, powerful magnifying glass skillfully stamped out the original State Department perforations with a tool of his own design.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • …Unwrast, untwisted, unbound, Upright, flat on the back, Up-so-down, upside down, Ure, usage, Utas, octave of a festival, Utterance, uttermost, Varlet, servant, Venery, hunting, Ven ails, breathing holes, Villain, man of low birth, Visors, the perforated parts of helmets, Voided, slipped away from, Wagging, shaking, Waited, watched, Waits, watches, Wallop, gallop, Wanhope, despair, Wap, ripple, Ware, aware, Warison, reward, Warn, forbid, refuse, Weeds, garments, Weltered, rolled about,…
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • He indicated with a forlornly waving hand the shelves of shoe-boxes, the seat of thin wood perforated in rosettes, the display of shoe-trees and tin boxes of blacking, the lithograph of a smirking young woman with cherry cheeks who proclaimed in the exalted poetry of advertising, "My tootsies never got hep to what pedal perfection was till I got a pair of clever classy Cleopatra Shoes."
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
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