scalpel :

Search Words
You can search or browse for words


skal puhl

  • n  a thin straight surgical knife used in dissection and surgery

  • Forceps, scalpels, hypodermic syringes and stethoscopes are precision-made and therefore expensive.
  • The bloody scalpel sliced through his glove and deep into his left thumb.
  • Just because autonomy doesn't show up on an X-ray doesn't mean it can't be harmed by a scalpel.
News & Articles


  • John McCain in
    Yes we may have to cut some spending, although I disagree with Senator McCain about an across-the board freeze. That's an example of an unfair burden-sharing. That's using a hatchet to cut the federal budget. I want to use a scalpel so that people... Barack Obama WIFR Oct 7, 2008 86290 115373 scalpel I would have, first of all, across-the-board spending freeze, OK? Some people say that's a hatchet. That's a hatchet, and then I would get out a scalpel," McCain said. "Because we've got -- we have presided over the largest increase -- we've...
  • Christopher Christie in BusinessWeek
    We have not taken one dime from classroom instruction, not forced one penny of increase in our property taxes,Christie said. "We have not reduced school aid with an axe --we have done it with a scalpel and with great care."

Bee Dictionary: Search, browse, look at common errors, idioms and more.