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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of cauterise.


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  • But if you are some morally cauterised Jaimie Oliver type your moral logic doesn't much extend beyond the private as public.

    The best path to peace | Savitri Hensman

  • The daughter of Bill 'n' Hill will be zipping herself into a$25,000 VeraWang dress, and Hillary – if she didn't have her ducts cauterised during the Lewinsky days – will be dabbing away a tear.

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  • After the death of Trimble, he seems to have emotionally cauterised himself.

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  • Then in his fury he went to the Governor, and they gave me a neat thing in the bastinado-line and made me eat stick till I was lost to the world and a fainting fit came on me; and, whilst I was yet senseless, they brought the barber who docked me and gelded me102 and cauterised the wound.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • I think therefore there is a political wound that needs to be cauterised These individuals as well need compensation, better that were done quickly, from his point of view as well as mine.

    Dai Havard MP on Dragon's Eye

  • Christians, yet they will nulla pallescere culpa, make a conscience of nothing they do, they have cauterised consciences, and are indeed in a reprobate sense, past all feeling, have given themselves over to wantonness, to work all manner of uncleanness even with greediness,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The operation, for all its crudity, sounds no worse than what British sailors underwent until the invention of anaesthetics (dosed with spirits, held down while the limb was sawn and the stump cauterised with gunpowder and a match).

    Archive 2005-09-04

  • "After cutting off the leg he cauterised the wound with an iron bar he heated on a gas stove," she said.

    Archive 2005-09-04

  • While the maid was busy crimping or starching, I took an Italian iron from the fire, and applied the light scarlet glowing tip to my arm: I bored it well in: it cauterised the little wound.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • He was faint again, when I boarded the Leda, partly no doubt through strong medical measures; for the doctor, who is an ornament to his profession, had cauterised his stumps with a marlinspike, for fear of inflammation.



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