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  • He bent his head until flaring nostrils brushed impatient knees, and between the fine-pointed ears could be seen a mighty and incredible curve of neck.

    CHAPTER XVII

  • Of course, you saw the glaze — composed of various vitreous materials — laid over every article; and of course you witnessed the close imprisonment of each piece in saggers upon the separate system rigidly enforced by means of fine-pointed earthenware stilts placed between the articles to prevent the slightest communication or contact.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • Today at lunch when I was at the Harris Teeter I bought a pack of fine-pointed Pilot Precise Zing pens.

    All we need is Blog?

  • "Most sorcerers or sorceresses would not wish their likeness to be taken," said the young woman, pausing to study Anna intently before dipping the fine-pointed stylus in the ink again.

    The Soprano Sorceress

  • Savidlin reached to the side and pulled a barbed, fine-pointed arrow from his quiver.

    Stone of Tears

  • Everything in this part of the world seemed constructed on a grander, rougher scale, as if nature had set aside her fine-pointed tools and little brushes and had gone to work with the heavy machinery.

    Cyber Way

  • For the study of the gross anatomy of plants the following articles will be found of great assistance: 1. a sharp knife, and for more delicate tissues, a razor; 2. a pair of small, fine-pointed scissors;

    Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany For High Schools and Elementary College Courses

  • The Doctor had practised his subtile mental analysis till his instruments were so fine-pointed and keen-edged that he scarce ever allowed a flower of sacred emotion to spring in his soul without picking it to pieces to see if its genera and species were correct.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 22, August, 1859

  • Fasten with a strong thread a fine-pointed nail, or a sail-needle, to the end of this sort of spindle.

    Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before

  • He was celebrated for his successful surgical treatment of _fistula lacrymalis_, and while at Genoa invented for use in connexion with the operation the fine-pointed syringe still known by his name.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1

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