- v. present participle of comminute.
“Plate XIX. is an example of an oblique fracture produced by a bullet which has ploughed across the bone, displacing large fragments anteriorly, but finely comminuting the bone in its course, and leaving small fragments of the mantle on its way.”
“At a short distance an arrow will perforate the larger bones without comminuting them, causing a slight fissure only, and resembling the effect of a pistol-ball fired through a window-glass a few yards off.”
“But even the most imperfect flour mill is by far a more economical system of comminuting corn than the jaws of animals; and if every man were obliged, as the horse is, to grind his corn by means of his teeth alone, he would find his powers for the performance of other kinds of labor considerably lessened.”
“-- Conical balls crush through both tables, with great violence, producing orifices of equal seize, comminuting the bone extensively, and carrying the fragments deep into the substance of the brain.”
“The effect of a conical ball upon a bone is nearly always frightful, either comminuting it to a great extent, or splitting it longitudinally, even when the soft parts are but slightly injured.”
“The extraordinary powers of the gizzard of the granivorous tribes, in comminuting their food so as to prepare it for digestion, would, were they not supported by incontrovertible facts founded on experiment, appear to exceed all credibility.”
“In the common trout, the stomach is uncommonly strong and muscular, shell-fish forming a portion of the food of the animal; and it takes into its stomach gravel or small stones in order to assist in comminuting it.”
“As you look at slide number eight you will note that NetSol's top line revenue growth remains consistent over the last five years reflecting a robust compound annual growth rate of 68\%, comminuting in record annual revenues of $36.6 million this year.”
“If you take Blue _Smalt_, you shall find, that to afford the deepest Blue, which _cæteris paribus_ has the greatest particles or sands; and if you further divide, or grind those particles on a Grindstone, or _porphyry_ stone, you may by _comminuting_ the sands of it, _dilute_ the Blue into as pale a one as you please, which you cannot do by laying the colour thin; for wheresoever any single particle is, it exhibits as deep a Blue as the whole mass.”
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