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Origin of scalpel
OTHER WORDS FROM scalpelscal·pel·lic [skal-pel-ik], /skælˈpɛl ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby scalpel
Example sentences from the Web for scalpel
"You give the scalpel to the doctors for a reason," said O'Mara.George Zimmerman Won’t Testify, His Counsel Butts Heads With Judge|Jacqui Goddard|July 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Using a scalpel, Rowe cuts out portions of the illustration and then stands them up.
The defense cuts would go through the orderly legislative process of putting together a budget, “using a scalpel and not an ax.”Sequester Looms as Democrats and GOP Make Little Effort to Resolve Impasse|Eleanor Clift|February 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So we need more pressure on AQAP, but with a scalpel, not a chain saw.
Fiscal policy is more precise, less a meat cleaver than a scalpel.
The scalpel, during the dissection of the muscles, met with granulations which blunted the edge of the instrument.Animal Parasites and Messmates|P. J. Van Beneden
There was nowhere a factory that could make a scalpel, to say nothing of more ingeniously contrived surgical implements.The History of the Confederate War, Its Causes and Its Conduct, Volume I (of 2)|George Cary Eggleston
Each stroke of the pen, or rather each turn of the scalpel, amazes us by its keen penetration.The Land of Contrasts|James Fullarton Muirhead
The duct is now severed with the scalpel at a point a little way from the papilla as shown at G in Fig. 3.Fur Farming For Profit|Hermon Basil Laymon
The protruding mass may then be cleanly excised by means of a scalpel.