from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of the martel-de-fer, similar to the falcon-bill.
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POSTERIOR SEMILUNAR FLAP, from carpal attachment of metacarpal of index finger round to styloid process of ulna; dividing integuments only, then separating the tendons of the common extensor longitudinally, and drawing them aside by blunt hooks, the diseased bones are removed piecemeal by curved parrot-bill forceps. [