needle-sharp

needle-sharp

adj
very sharpvery alert or perceptive
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needle-sharp

[ˈniːdlˈʃɑːp] ADJafiladísimo (fig) → agudísimo, muy penetrante
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Check them for fully multi-coated lenses and needle-sharp resolution.
McKay's terse, needle-sharp prose and captivating dialogue are full of delight in the human comedy, but cut to the bone of hurt and ordeal and suffering when they come.
The claws are needle-sharp and can inflict nasty rips and tears, they also carry a pox which is harmless to humans but deadly to red squirrels.
There was also an emergency rescue operation to be organised, a teeny feral kitten, about the size of a sweet potato, needing shelter from the needle-sharp rain.
Home No.9 Hampson had seen 30 minutes of Premiership action against Bristol 24 hours earlier, and he looked needle-sharp in the opening exchanges.
Look closely, and you will see rows of tiny, needle-sharp barbs on her forelegs.
Ask the students why, and they will tell you about the bullhook, a needle-sharp prod used to control elephants through pain and intimidation.
Step 3: Line your lips using a semi-blunt liner (rather than a needle-sharp point) so that the pencil will go VERY slightly over the natural lip outline.
And 20 of the terrifying eel-like creatures, which have a sucker-like mouth ringed with needle-sharp inward pointing fangs, have been found by offi-cials in the Wear.
And twenty of the terrifying eel-like creatures, which have a sucker-like mouth ringed with needle-sharp inward pointing fangs, have been found by officials in the Wear.
When Pine says to Sparrow, "If you don't mind my sticky branches and my needle-sharp leaves, then all that I am and all that I have is yours," the theme of gentleness and humility are fully revealed.
A metal ball with needle-sharp spikes called a mace just like the medieval weapon is used to brush the fabrics 600 times.