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  • 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.†   (source)
  • The Willys station wagon's rear right tire had been perforated by a fallen branch still wedged up under both axles.†   (source)
  • Langdon wiped his eyes as he looked down at the two perforations.†   (source)
  • I unbuckle my belt and strip off my jumpsuit, which is little more than a perforated rag.†   (source)
  • The snow was perforated with smashed white crockery and chunks of bricks from the chimney.†   (source)
  • Or a slow leak from a perforated bowel.†   (source)
  • And then you can have a piece of this magnificently perforated cake.†   (source)
  • Underneath this is a small perforation.†   (source)
  • That was the wrong thing to do: I went on down and ended up perforating my eardrum.†   (source)
  • He wanted an open, perforated fence, Ferris wanted it closed.†   (source)
  • A case of peritonitis immediately followed, complicated by the perforated bowel the surgeon caused by his clumsy haste to repair the damage.†   (source)
  • But most people pass over incrementally, making a series of perforations in the membrane between here and there until an opening exists.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I watched the coffee bubble up through the center tube and perforated basket into the small pale globe.†   (source)
  • It was ground into fine particles by giant augers, mixed into exact proportions of lean meat and fat, stamped into patties, perforated, frozen, passed through metal detectors and then sealed in plastic wrap.†   (source)
  • I was lonely, worried, bored...perforated—and now also desolate as I realized that the week apart had not had the same effect on him.†   (source)
  • He pulled out the small bowel, identified several perforations which he oversewed.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Her blade is poised delicately over the already perforated box.†   (source)
  • It was not intended to be a hand cannon, and if he had fired the thing, the recoil would probably have thrown him into the air, but everyone in front of it would have died of terminal perforations.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The same Swiss-cheese holes perforated the metal door of the cell, so I could get a glimpse of Shay.†   (source)
  • The woman was having highlights put in, and her head was covered in a perforated plastic cap.†   (source)
  • When he pulled it out he was holding a gun, a black .38 caliber automatic pistol with a perforated cylinder attached to the barrel.†   (source)
  • You would be canceled, perforated, voided, become the recognized magnet attracting loose screws.†   (source)
  • This filter had perforations 100 angstroms in diameter—the size of a small virus.†   (source)
  • She supposed that her brain had not been too greatly damaged after being perforated by a bullet with a full-metal jacket.†   (source)
  • "Normally this issue, and the others, are unwater-marked," Cohen said, "and in view of other details—the hatching, number of perforations, way the paper has aged— it's obviously a counterfeit.†   (source)
  • It is perforated on each side by an opening.†   (source)
  • Perforates the intestine and gives you ulcers.†   (source)
  • "Just tell me, Bud," said Max, resting back on the heels of his perforated tan-and-white sport shoes.†   (source)
  • Then, with each perforation, he used the mirror edge to cut an X across the hole.   (source)
    perforation = hole
  • Realizing that the jagged hunk that he was clinging to might perforate the rafts, Phil pushed it away.   (source)
    perforate = put a hole
  • He lifted the perforated area clear of the water, wiped the water from the surface, and held it away from the waves, letting it dry in the sun.   (source)
    perforated = with a hole
  • The perforations at either side of, and above, the tongue.†   (source)
  • He died of perforations to the chest.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It got up, wobbling on its heavily perforated legs.†   (source)
  • More arrows perforated the sky, but the night protected them from the shafts' deadly bite.†   (source)
  • She saw him pocketing the key, saw his belt, the perforated end wrapped tightly around his knuckles.†   (source)
  • Just before the trident would have perforated him, Jason's ventus acted on its own.†   (source)
  • The walls were perforated with holes like buckshot.†   (source)
  • Modernity, led by the automobile, was perforating the frontier.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile, Jack flew up and down the side of the bowling bag, perforating the pattern Blitz wanted him to sew.†   (source)
  • She pointed to the perforated strainer insert that she had removed from the pot and placed on the island beside the pyramid.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The lantern's sides were perforated with pinholes, so at night glimmering constellations drifted across her walls.†   (source)
  • There's the cathedral with its perforated spire, and the bulky old Château de Saint-Maio, and row after row of seaside mansions studded with chimneys.†   (source)
  • Aureliano Triste was leaving the house with his mother at seven in the evening when a rifle shot came out of the darkness and perforated his forehead.†   (source)
  • She had a perforated bowel that was slowly leaking bile into her abdomen and it threw her organs out of whack.†   (source)
  • In the center of this magnificent room, on a low stone altar, lay a bloody, tattooed corpse, a body perforated by spears of broken glass.†   (source)
  • In fact, the postoperative report was clear that even though our son's prognosis had been grim, the surgery had gone just fine: OPERATIVE REPORT OPERATIVE DATE: 3/5/2003 PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Acute appendicitis POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Perforated appendicitis and abscess OPERATION: Appendectomy and drainage of abscess SURGEON: Timothy O'Holleran, M.D. DESCRIPTION OF THE OPERATION: The patient was placed in a supine position on the Operating Table.†   (source)
  • The small perforated opening felt similar to a drain plate on a sink or tub, except that a soft, steady breeze was now coming up through it.†   (source)
  • The ice around the fallen tree, perforated by branches and debris, was weakened already, and as he drove his powerful legs into the trunk, his head and shoulders broke through the ice, crashing up into the winter night.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The perforated sofa mended itself.†   (source)
  • A pistol with a perforated cylinder on its barrel that silenced two bullets meant for the skull of the quarry he had followed into an elevator.†   (source)
  • In my hand I held three lapsed life insurance policies with perforated seals stamped "Void"; a yellowing newspaper portrait of a huge black man with the caption: MARCUS GARVEY DEPORTED.†   (source)
  • He buttoned his jacket, covering the gun in his belt, and slipped the perforated silencer into his pocket.†   (source)
  • He reached into his pocket and removed a perforated half page of paper on which there was a computer print-out.†   (source)
  • He studied the cylinder-the ugly, perforated extension of the barrel that guaranteed to reduce the decibel count of a gunshot to a spit.†   (source)
  • It was an advanced weapon; the perforated cylinder that was the silencer was pneumatically snapped on, reducing the decibel count of a gunshot to a loud spit — but no more than a spit — the accuracy unaffected at close range.†   (source)
  • The stranger had, without assistance, bared his own shoulder, when the slight perforation produced by the pas sage of the buckshot was plainly visible.†   (source)
  • From out the most central recess of this melancholy vaulting, depended, by a single chain of gold with long links, a huge censer of the same metal, Saracenic in pattern, and with many perforations so contrived that there writhed in and out of them, as if endued with a serpent vitality, a continual succession of parti-colored fires.†   (source)
  • It was one of those perforated metal corks that the barber used to squirt perfumed water on one's head.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • lofty keep by means of leather ladders—or by Sir Bruce Saunce Pite riding a full wallop with Sir Lancelot coming detiverly after him—or by a few surgeons carefully ransacking the wounds of an unfortunate combatant, and making him eat onions or garlic, so that, by smelling at the wound, they could discover whether the intestines had been perforated or not.†   (source)
  • Soon we came in sight of an enormous perforated rock, through which the sea dashed furiously.†   (source)
  • She seemed paler in the light of the single lamp covered with a perforated paper shade.†   (source)
  • Or did you say you had done more than one?" asked his companion, as he spilt into his plate a little crimson pyramid of seeded strawberries, and through a perforated shell-shaped spoon snowed white sugar upon them.†   (source)
  • 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."†   (source)
  • The perforated pipe gurgled, choked, spat, and splashed in odious ridicule of a swimmer fighting for his life.†   (source)
  • The Collector had watched the arrest from the interior of the waiting-room, and throwing open its perforated doors of zinc, he was now revealed like a god in a shrine.†   (source)
  • Come along and let's tell the mater all this "—opening the perforated zinc door that protected the bungalow from the swarms of winged creatures.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • —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.†   (source)
  • Within the tube I first fitted a couple of valves, and then, perforating the stopper, I had in my possession a powerful air pump.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The Scotia hadn't run afoul of something, it had been fouled, and by a cutting or perforating instrument rather than a blunt one.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • "With this needle," said the abbe, as, opening his ragged vestments, he showed Dantes a long, sharp fish-bone, with a small perforated eye for the thread, a small portion of which still remained in it.†   (source)
  • The edifice was composed of a basement of squared logs, perforated here and there with small grated windows, through which a few wistful faces were gazing at the crowd without.†   (source)
  • Because he had boasted that he would perforate the stranger with whom you left him in dispute; whereas the stranger, on the contrary, in spite of all his rodomontades quickly threw him on his back.†   (source)
  • It would have the proportions determined by the officers of the Shannon, the instrument needed to perforate the Scotia, and the power to pierce a steamer's hull.†   (source)
  • The enormous knees of the physician struck each other with a noise that was audible; for, in the absent state of his mind, he mistook her for a general officer, perforated with bullets, hastening from the field of battle to implore assistance.†   (source)
  • Now then, this hole didn't make itself, and since it hadn't resulted from underwater rocks or underwater machines, it must have been caused by the perforating tool of some animal.†   (source)
  • Consequently, it must have been produced by a perforating tool of uncommon toughness—plus, after being launched with prodigious power and then piercing four centimeters of sheet iron, this tool had needed to withdraw itself by a backward motion truly inexplicable.†   (source)
  • unlucky, Unhilled, uncovered, Unr the, scarcely, Unsicker, unstable, Unwimpled, uncovered, 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, Wend, thought, Wer-wolf, a man turned into a wolf by magic, Where, whereas, Wide-where, over wide space, Wield†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • The unexpected discovery of an object of great monetary value (precious stone, valuable adhesive or impressed postage stamps (7 schilling, mauve, imperforate, Hamburg, 1866: 4 pence, rose, blue paper, perforate, Great Britain, 1855: 1 franc, stone, official, rouletted, diagonal surcharge, Luxemburg, 1878), antique dynastical ring, unique relic) in unusual repositories or by unusual means: from the air (dropped by an eagle in flight), by fire (amid the carbonised remains of an incendiated edifice), in the sea (amid flotsam, jetsam, lagan and derelict), on earth (in the gizzard of a comestible fowl).†   (source)
  • in the pound, sandwichman, distributor of throwaways, nocturnal vagrant, insinuating sycophant, maimed sailor, blind stripling, superannuated bailiffs man, marfeast, lickplate, spoilsport, pickthank, eccentric public laughingstock seated on bench of public park under discarded perforated umbrella.†   (source)
  • I dress the perforated shoulder, the foot with the bullet-wound,
    Cleanse the one with a gnawing and putrid gangrene, so sickening,
    so offensive,
    While the attendant stands behind aside me holding the tray and pail.†   (source)
  • [1] Every part except the gold is cleft with a fissure that trickles tears, which collected perforate that cavern†   (source)
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