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kaw tuh ri zay shuhn

  • n  the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing

  • From the Middle Ages well into the 18th century, barbers performed surgery and dentistry, bloodletting, leeching and cauterization, as well as the tonsorial arts.
  • The skin is then replaced in such a way as to allow drainage of pus and ultimate healing, thereby avoiding the scars which were the landmarks of former cauterization.
  • All his music shares an intensity and an intimacy with the listener: it is an acute, astute cauterization of the wounds of the spirit.
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  • Ted Lilly is retiring
    Man, all that neck-nerve cauterization for nothing. Ouch: Ted Lilly, 37, tells Venezeulan newspaper he will retire. After 3 DL stints w/#Dodgers this year, he had tried winter ball in Venezuela. — Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) November 27, 2013 Lilly was trying to prove he was healthy and effective down in Venezuela, but it apparently wasn’t…
    Nov. 27, 2013 - NBC Sports: HardballTalk

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