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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of perforate.

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Examples

  • So it's no surprise that his metal and stone creations often include written words, albeit encrypted -- as in the encoded text that perforates the graceful copper panels of "Antipodes," outside the Hirshhorn Museum, as well as "Kryptos," at the CIA headquarters in Langley.

    Sculptor Jim Sanborn gets wealth of ideas from the likes of 'Wealth of Nations'

  • In Lugulu, Brain found mzuanda was the "one who perforates [perhaps sews?] the womb."

    Societies, Religion, and History: Central East Tanzanians and the World They Created, c. 200 BCE to 1800 CE

  • Noyes asserts that the tube sometimes perforates the side of the ducks throat, and he gives Rat Munching on Ducks Bloody Ass Wounds its public debut as he notes, Rats were eating these two ducks alive.

    The Foie Gras Wars

  • With cruel cunning and ingenuity surpassed only by man, this depraved and unprincipled insect perforates the struggling caterpillar, and deposits her eggs in the living, writhing body of her victim.

    Parasite Rex

  • Gucci perforates its name along the sides of its sneakers ($475; neimanmarcus. com).

    Putting A Shine In Your Step

  • Now, when a young man perforates his lingam he should pierce it with a sharp instrument, and then stand in water so long as the blood continues to flow.

    The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana

  • He is a Marine, so it is understandable that he thinks in terms of war when someone knocks down our buildings and perforates his headquarters.

    Terrorism and Islam and Our Response

  • I won't know until I open him up, but what we often see in cases like this is that the compression perforates the lungs.

    The Closers

  • Not a single light perforates the absolute blackness of the San Rafael Desert.

    127 Hours

  • You can also choose a "bullet's eye" viewpoint as fatal ammo perforates human organs a la Three Kings.

    Archive 2004-11-01

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