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  • noun Plural form of trepan.

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Examples

  • We see renewed, in another form, the feats of prowess of the Anthrax, whose pupa, armed with trepans, bores through rock on the feeble Fly's behalf.

    The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles

  • But now has this little embryo strength enough to thrust itself into the world? to hold up its head, and to maintain its course to a perfect maturity, against all the assaults and batteries of intemperance; all the snares and trepans that common life lays in its way to extinguish and suppress it?

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. III.

  • For can there be any thing of friendship in snares, hooks, and trepans?

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. I.

  • Apparently, however, she had something else in her head; for as, after a brief affectation of reluctance, she permitted Peveril's face to approach hers, she whispered in his ear, "Beware of trepans!"

    Peveril of the Peak

  • This month’s exhibit was on the history of surgical instruments, and I glanced at the array of therapeutic weaponry—from crude, stone trepans exposing the cerebral tissue within a mannikin’s skull to lasers traversing arterial tunnels.

    Over the Edge

  • This month’s exhibit was on the history of surgical instruments, and I glanced at the array of therapeutic weaponry—from crude, stone trepans exposing the cerebral tissue within a mannikin’s skull to lasers traversing arterial tunnels.

    Over the Edge

  • This month’s exhibit was on the history of surgical instruments, and I glanced at the array of therapeutic weaponry—from crude, stone trepans exposing the cerebral tissue within a mannikin’s skull to lasers traversing arterial tunnels.

    Over the Edge

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