A lancet is the instrument generally used in bleeding, though a well-pointed penknife will do at a pinch.
A lancet is the instrument generally used in bleeding, though a well-pointed pen knife will do at a pinch.
I have very little to add in illustration of Lysander's well-pointed sarcasms relating to this second symptom of Book-Madness.
c.1300, "having a sharp end or ends," from point (n.). Meaning "having the quality of penetrating the feelings or mind" is from 1660s. Related: Pointedly; pointedness.