pressure-point love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A point on the surface of the body, pressure on which may excite or arrest a paroxysm of hystero-epilepsy.
  • n. A spot on the skin which is sensitive to pressure.

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Examples

  • While everyone else waits, frozen, an ANA soldier wanders into the frame, ignoring the others' warning shouts, steps on the pressure-point and loses half his face and a foot.

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  • That's more or less the pressure-point; it should be the middle of a muscle.

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  • Each of those actions could have warranted more force, including baton strikes and pressure-point techniques.

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  • Kirk's consciousness seemed to float somewhere above his body, as if he could look down and see competent, swift hands bind up his bleeding arm, press a spray hypo home, then hold a pressure-point again as even the dressing did not fully stop the bleeding.

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  • Signature Treatments: The Frequent Traveler works to combat the effects of environmental pollution and air travel with treatments that include exfoliation, a hot-stone massage, an Oriental head massage, and a pressure-point eye lift.

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  • LISA BLOOM, CNN LEGAL ANALYST: Let me bring Ric in, because, Ric, I know that one of the things these officers are saying is that pressure-point hits are appropriate under their training.

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  • If I believe (and I do) that the single most important measurement of potential disaster on this planet is the expanding population, and the single most powerful means of controlling population is the political and social equality of women (which seems to be true) then a reasonable case can be made that Women's issues are an incredibly important pressure-point for change, world-wide.

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  • The healing arnica massage at Blush Day Spa in Sonoma, Calif., is a rejuvenating treatment that combines arnica with Swedish massage, along with stretching and pressure-point techniques designed to relieve inflammation, decongest and soothe sore muscles.

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  • George Dillman has astounded the world of martial arts with his revolutionary system of pressure-point fighting.

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  • The pressure-point maneuvers introduced in the section on long-life exercises in Chapter 4 are typical of therapeutic acupressure, which can be performed simply and safely by anyone in his or her own home.

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