lancing boils and abscesses with thorns had been his former habit, but he favored a nail for the purpose nowadays.
These are cases in which lancing the gums would do nothing but mischief.
The waning torrent, sardonic gesture of plenty in this ultimate citadel of thirst, splashed jewels against the lancing light.
The whale, however, was lost, in consequence of cutting the line in the act of lancing him.
Well, with all his faults, lancing was a man of high courage.
And if Captain lancing had shot himself that was proof positive.
The business of lancing boils is not especially edifying in itself; but that particular minor operation probably saved India.
lancing is supposed to be derived from Wlencing, one of the sons of Ella.
But the lancing heat that sprang from the muzzle of the gun never reached Manning.
lancing gets his orders to open up in the sixth round and go down with the punch––and stay down!
late 13c. (late 12c. as a surname), from Old French lance (12c.), from Latin lancea "light spear, Spanish lance" (Italian lancia, Spanish lanza), possibly of Celt-Iberian origin. The French word spread into Germanic (cf. German Lanze, Middle Dutch lanse, Dutch lans, Danish landse). Lance corporal (1786) is from obsolete lancepesade "officer of lowest rank" (1570s), from Old Italian lancia spezzata "old soldier," literally "broken lance."
See lancet. v. lanced, lanc·ing, lanc·es
To make an incision in, as with a lancet.