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  • n. Plural form of stinger.


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  • But I'm not going to take away one of his stingers, which is his ability to create.

    The Seattle Times

  • The buildup is terrific, but then Nolan cuts to a reaction shot of the henchman flinching and none-too-convincingly, from my perspective while the score gives one of those "stingers" meant to make us jump out of our seats, a Pavlovian signal that The Joker has slashed the knife.

    On Violence and Restraint in The Dark Knight

  • She ... looked out among the tomato plants and "stingers" that constituted the garden ... she turned just in time to seize a small boy by the slack of his old army surplus jacket and arrest his flight ... THE MOST UNTRANSLATABLE WORD.

  • It is this Paris that celebrates the hour of the apéritif with Bronx cocktails and "stingers," that has put Chicken à la King on the menu of the Soufflet, that has enabled the _ober-kellner_ of Ledoyen to purchase

    Europe After 8:15

  • He saw that in reality there was no high-flown quixotism in a woman's nature; the smooth arms, made he had thought for caressing, seemed muscular; the hands meant for the doing of works of pity in his system, appeared dexterous in the giving of "stingers," as Barnes might say, and the smiling lips could sneer with great ease.

    The Hill of Dreams

  • But Mrs. Grey did not like to give Lady Channice "stingers"; therefore she now became red and wondered at herself.

    Amabel Channice

  • The included mono track is identical to the mono track from the original DVD release, and includes effects missing from the lossless surround mix such as a paper tearing sound when a victim tears at Freddie's face and synth "stingers" at certain "make you jump" moments.

    Home Theater Forum

  • Experienced "stingers" who rank among the best in the state in their weight classes.

    Morning Sun Home RSS

  • Officers deployed "stingers" to stop the vehicle but despite both rear tyres being deflated, the teen continued driving. | Top Stories

  • When it comes to the "stingers," a more serious complication can accompany the pain.



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