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  • Stings occur via the "stinger," a needle-like appendage at the base of the insect.

    Sting Things

  • Its dizzying half-mile height and status as the world's tallest building were matched only by an elegant form that pierces, needle-like, the Middle East horizon.

    J. Michael Welton: Landscaping the Burj Khalifa

  • Van Horn continued to smoke on while the sharp, needle-like spray of the rain impacted soothingly on his heated body.

    CHAPTER IX

  • A second cry arose, piercing the silence with needle-like shrillness.

    The Trail of Meat

  • The tiny needle-like cylinders have strong electrical properties and they are often used in transistors or copper wire.

    Japanese Professor Warns of Cancerous Material

  • In Dubai, the world's tallest building was awash in fireworks from the base to its needle-like spire nearly a half-mile 828-meters above.

    Millions Gather Worldwide To Ring In New Year

  • The G2 and G-Tec-C4 seem a bit scratchy — maybe I need to get used to these needle-like nibs.

    In search of a decent pen

  • The panoramic crysmetal window revealed the ancient alien artifact, framing the flat, meteoroid-pitted platform that formed its base as well as the tall, needle-like structure that towered over it like the trunk of some colossal and impossibly straight tree.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Seize the Fire

  • But now it is facing the chop … because, in modern Britain, the needle-like points of its leaves are deemed a danger to health and safety.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Her mouth was filled with needle-like teeth; Anya figured that they were hell to floss.

    Sparks

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