- high-pitched and sharp 2. [adj] - loud and sharpFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=piercing
Piercing: Using a sharp instrument, usually a needle, to make a temporary or permanent hole through an earlobe or other body part. Humans have practiced piercing for body decoration since prehistoric times. Unless it is performed using a sterile needle (preferably disposable), piercing can carry a risk of infection. A piercing should be kept clean;...Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11872
Forcibly entering, or adapted to enter, at or by a point; perforating; penetrating; keen; -- used also figuratively; as, a piercing
instrument, or thrust. ' Piercing
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shrill adjective having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones ; `piercing screams`; `a shrill whistle`; ` a shrill gaiety`
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• (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pierce • (a.) Forcibly entering, or adapted to enter, at or by a point; perforating; penetrating; keen; -- used also figuratively; as, a piercing instrument, or thrust.
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A cutout or carved decorative detail seen in chair splats and other furniture originating from the 1700's.
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Cut decoration. Until c.1760 it was done with very sharp chisels and was often enhanced with engraving. Examination of the cut edges shows how the metal has been slightly turned in as the chisel presses into the metal.
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