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  • n. Small forceps used for clamping an artery.


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  • He aced the word serrefine, to clinch the title, beating out nearly 300 other young word wizards.

    CNN Transcript May 31, 2007

  • We had O'Dorney, who ultimately took the title after correctly spelling "serrefine," revealing in his post-win interview that he's not really fond of spelling after all.

    Brenda Scott Royce: Last Speller Standing

  • (Last year, 13-year-old Evan O'Dorney correctly spelled "serrefine," a small surgical forceps.)

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  • Lors des championnats les plus récents, les mots qui ont permis aux gagnants de remporter la victoire ont été pococurante, autochthonous, appoggiatura, ursprache, serrefine, guerdon et Laodicean.

    Archive 2010-07-01

  • The winning words in recent competitions have included: pococurante; autochthonous; appoggiatura; ursprache; serrefine; guerdon; Laodicean.

    Archive 2010-06-01

  • ROBERTS: Unbelievable, also the spelling bee, the annual spelling bee wrapped up last night, the winning word serrefine.

    CNN Transcript Jun 1, 2007

  • The home-schooled eighth-grader aced the word "serrefine."

    CNN Transcript Jun 2, 2007

  • NGUYEN: That is your new champ, 13-year-old Evan O'Dorney is the nation's top speller, winning this year's national spelling bee with serrefine.

    CNN Transcript Jun 2, 2007

  • HOLMES: All right, well serrefine, I think I'm saying that right.

    CNN Transcript Jun 2, 2007

  • It wrapped up last night with a young fellow winning on the word serrefine.

    CNN Transcript Jun 1, 2007


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  • Go homeschoolers! ;-)

    June 1, 2007

  • WASHINGTON — The winner of the spelling bee sounded as if he'd rather be at a math Olympiad. Thirteen-year-old Evan O'Dorney of Danville, Calif., breezed through the Scripps National Spelling Bee with barely a hitch Thursday night, taking the title, the trophy and the prizes in a competition that he confessed really wasn't his favorite.

    The home-schooled eighth-grader easily aced "serrefine" _ a noun describing small forceps _ to become the last youngster standing at the 80th annual bee

    June 1, 2007