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electric needle

noun, Surgery.
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  • The common man of to-day is capable of a like transformation if pricked with the electric needle of a lofty appeal.

  • To those who have any timidity at all about the electric needle, there is peroxide of hydrogen and diluted ammonia.

    The Woman Beautiful Helen Follett Stevans
  • You have guessed something of this by the use of the compass, or electric needle.

    The Master Key L. Frank Baum
  • The electric needle is the only sure and certain cure, and two sittings will be sufficient to remove them for good and always.

    The Woman Beautiful Helen Follett Stevans
  • His own met them full; and a little tingling shock ran through him, as at the touch of an electric needle.

    Far to Seek Maud Diver
British Dictionary definitions for electric needle

electric needle

a surgical instrument for cutting tissue by the application of a high-frequency current
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