dentist's drill


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Noun1.dentist's drill - a high speed drill that dentists use to cut into teeth
bur, burr - small bit used in dentistry or surgery
drill - a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
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A phobia of medical devices, such as eye exam equipment and the dentist's drill, was the source of worry for 52% of people.
After six minutes of added time, which tortured the league's oldest manager like a dentist's drill, Redknapp charged over towards 2,500 travelling disciples from the Midlands, punching the air and with a spring in his step.
A foot treadle dentist's drill elicits some of the more audible gasps among visitors.
But as he put down his bow and arrow in exchange for his dentist's drill, the hunter complained how he had now become the hunted.
As he exchanged his bow and arrow for his dentist's drill, the hunter ended his silence to complain how he had now become the hunted.
Only love can hurt like THIIIIIIIIIIS, only love can hurt like THIIIIIIIIIIIS" Music's answer to a dentist's drill.
It sold a range of sweets to dye all tongues and activate every dentist's drill for miles.
The terrifying whine of the dentist's drill could become a thing of the past scientists said this week, with a new pain-free treatment that helps decayed teeth fix themselves with a compound that allows enamel to re-grow.
THE dreaded dentist's drill could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new painless tooth treatment being made in Scotland.
While he continues work on his first EP, for the longstanding New York label DFA, he's had his far-out producer friends DJ Richard and Gobby remix "Anonymous" into, respectively, a bleak house track and a spastic industrial song, seemingly inspired by a dentist's drill.
We laugh when LeOna writes about getting a cavity filled while a sergeant pedaled a bicycle like mad to keep the dentist's drill going and we choke up when we read about a captain praying while holding a picture of his wife and baby as he prepared to go off to the front.
And you'll wince when Wolverine faces the equivalent of the dentist's drill and a Prometheus-style operation.