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  • adj. Very sharp; as sharp as a needle
  • adj. very high-pitched.


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  • Director Carmen Jakobi produced some wonderfully fresh ideas, including an excellent freeze-frame tableau from Sampiero and Domenico, engrossed in their gambling like a living embodiment of Cézanne's The Card Players, while the contemporary music ensemble Lontano played with needle-sharp precision under the decisively assured direction of Odaline de la Martinez.

    Così fan tutte; Dream Hunter; Commotio; Stephen Hough, LPO/Alsop – review

  • Yeah, it was scary to stand next to a shark with, like, thousands of rows of needle-sharp teeth.

    Shore Thing

  • Tom Attenborough directs a small play that punches above its weight and requires needle-sharp performances.

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  • The Manual shifting program makes the car downright twitchy, with needle-sharp throttle response, raised rpm limits and 100-millisecond shifts.

    Mercedes: a Demon of Hurtling Mass

  • Past the mouth of the plant are the teeth, fine and needle-sharp, pointing downwards, so to go back at this point means to be pierced painfully by them.

    CONSUMING • by Krystyna Smallman

  • Notably, he dramatically brings her down from a high lift onto one needle-sharp pointe of balance for a succinct, finely detailed dance moment that is characteristic of Tudor's memorable ways with ballet's art.

    Not the Usual ABT Fare

  • One hundred feet long, it narrowed gracefully from a base ten feet in diameter to a needle-sharp diamond point.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • There were thorns sprouting as well, rising to a needle-sharp point on every inch of its body.

    End of Time

  • A sheet of saliva poured out of his wide, curving mouth, and the needle-sharp teeth glistened with moisture.

    End of Time

  • Scratches trailed behind his claws, sparks popping from the needle-sharp talons as he used them to slow his progress.



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