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small transverse fluteflute,
in music, generic term for such wind instruments as the fife, the flageolet, the panpipes, the piccolo, and the recorder. The tone of all flutes is produced by an airstream directed against an edge, producing eddies that set up vibrations in the air enclosed in the
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 pitched an octave higher than the standard flute. Its tone is bright and shrill, and it can produce the highest notes in the orchestral range. The piccolo is used in orchestras and especially in military bands. See fifefife,
small transverse flute with six to eight finger holes adopted for military music by Swiss regiments serving in France in the late 15th cent. The fife was used in the British army until the end of the 19th cent. The piccolo has largely replaced the fife in modern use.
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in any family of musical instruments, the one that is smallest, and highest in pitch (piccolo flute, piccolo domra, and so forth). The term usually refers to the smallest flute.


a woodwind instrument, the smallest member of the flute family, lying an octave above that of the flute
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Glossary ADM--abductor digiti minimi AE--above elbow BE--below elbow CMAP--compound motor action potential DML--distal motor latency D4--digit 4 (ring finger) D5--digit 5 (little finger) 1st DI--first dorsal interosseous DSL--distal sensory latency EMG--electromyography FCU--flexor carpi ulnaris FPD D4-D5--flexor digitorum profundus D4 and D5 (ring and little fingers) MNCV--motor nerve conduction velocity MUPs--motor unit potentials NCS--nerve conduction studies SNAP--sensory nerve action potential SNCV--sensory nerve conduction velocity W--wrist Table 2.
Last year Lance Corporal Andrew Craw, 21, died as he tried to unjam his Minimi machine gun on a training exercise at a firing range near Basra last January.
But despite the success of MiniMi there are plans to extend further and Diane is in the process of getting a website set up to cater for on-line shoppers.
So the Minimis - which can blast through a brick wall - were useless for three days in the first week of January.
In a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 30 young adults spent 15 minutes daily over 12 weeks imagining using one of two muscles: the abductor digiti minimi in their pinkie fingers, or the elbow flexor muscle.
Among the firearms that were surrendered were a Minimi 5.56 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW); an Ultimax 5.56mm (SAW); a Rocket Propelled Grenade 7 with 1 ammo; a Barret Cal .50, seven M16 5.56 rifles (two with attached M203 grenade launchers); six M14 7.62 mm rifles, 12 M16A1 5.56mm rifle; five M653 5.56 mm rifles; one BAR; one M79; one M2 Carbine; one Tompson 9mm; one Uzi 9mm; one cal .45 Pistol; and three KG 9mm.
: The subject of procurement is the supply of specific parts for machine gun 7.62 x 51 mm MINIMI in the period 2017-2019.
The anomalous muscle originated from the anteromedial aspect of the palmaris longus tendon about 3.5 cm proximal to the wrist crease and inserted over the fascia of the abductor digiti minimi muscle (Fig.
Within months our troops were firing around 10,000 bullets on a daily basis from their SA-80 assault rifles and the Minimi light machine gun.
Commanders in Helmand are asking serious questions about a cover-up, after the 59 Minimi machine guns were not reported missing for almost a year.