Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, the neck or caulicle of the germinating embryo.
“Although we can never be sure that a course of action will have the effect we intend e.g. a surgeons scapel might lead to death even though the intent was to help. if we offer an action with an intent of helping, not harming, we have done our best.”
“I think this is a time we need a scapel not a chain saw. bailFail”
“If you now choose to have a second cone biopsy instead of a hysterectomy, do discuss the option of having the cone biopsy performed with a scapel instead of a LEEP procedure.”
“When I put myself into the hands of a surgeon, I don't want to hear which scapel goes where, or which tube gets inserted into which hole.”
“Or not, but babies are fun...unless they come out of a scapel wound waving a little banner.”
“It was from the first when the "cleaner and cured of desires" argument became socially unacceptable that, the medical communities 'attitude largely changed to, "Oh, well, then it doesn't do that --- and get me my scapel!”
“No matter what trouble Wikus gets into, there is a scapel lying on a table, or a mechanical exo-skeleton that practically begs him to get inside and use.”
“It would seem that the federal government could regulate marital intercourse using a condom or an abortion using a scapel which has previously passed through interstate commerce — after all, statements expressly contrasting private matters from interstate commerce have never been repudiated, not to mention Griswold v.”
““Give me national health care, or the kid gets the scapel!””
“Note the typeface: it has an inner shadow, which refers to the recessed cavities into which you had to put the scapel in the game.”
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