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The convergence of their paths sets off a series of events that Naima Coster traces through the following 20 years in her piercing examination of race, identity and generational trauma.Here Are the 14 New Books You Should Read in March|Annabel Gutterman|February 26, 2021|Time
Mosasaurs commonly had piercing, conical teeth for gripping slippery prey or flat, crushing teeth for smashing hard-shelled animals.This ancient sea reptile had a slicing bite like no other|Jake Buehler|February 2, 2021|Science News
On April 1, Félicie Joseph, a short Haitian immigrant with piercing eyes, called her friend Esther Pascal after her shift at the Waterloo plant.As COVID-19 Ravaged This Iowa City, Officials Discovered Meatpacking Executives Were the Ones in Charge|by Michael Grabell and Bernice Yeung|December 21, 2020|ProPublica
Once all the piercing is done, the mosquito’s head also has structures to help it suck up as much blood as possible.Evolution made mosquitos into stealthy, sensitive vampires|Erica McAlister|October 15, 2020|Popular-Science
It’s a sweeping work of care and one that is often piercing in its painful beauty.11 compelling documentaries to watch for this fall|Alissa Wilkinson|October 9, 2020|Vox
“Hell yeah,” he says with a smile and a piercing, blue-eyed stare.My Bizarre Night With James Deen, Libertarian Porn Star|Emily Shire|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Thunderous sounds announce its arrival, piercing the silence that accompanies sundown in the swampland near Boystown, Liberia.
Sensitive subjects are met with a short burst of laughter, and serious answers are sandwiched between a piercing gaze.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo|Nina Strochlic|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of the most piercing observations of the article is that while those who had worked with him trusted Welby, no one knew him.
His piercing azure eyes are complemented by a new addition to his appearance: a septum piercing in his nose.‘Boyhood’ Star Ellar Coltrane: An Astonishing Debut 12 Years in the Making|Kevin Fallon|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But I doubt if he feels any particular emotion himself, when he is piercing you through with his rendering.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Robert uttered a shrill, piercing whistle which might have been heard back at the wharf.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
We certainly get nothing from that quarter but piercing winds and snow-storms.
Steiner, thirdly, built on a higher model still, and his instruments have a thin piercing tone.Violins and Violin Makers|Joseph Pearce
It was within an hour of midnight, and the weather being dark and piercing cold, he had no great temptation to loiter.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens