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a stick used for playing a drum
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a variety of sex chromatin found in a very few neutrophilic leukocytes in females with a normal chromosome set. A drumstick looks like a strand with a round head protruding from the lobule of the nucleus. Drumsticks are taken into account when analyzing sex disturbances of a chromosomal nature.

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Place the drumsticks in a gallon-size zip-top bag, along with the cranberry sauce or relish, maple syrup, oil, a four-fingered pinch each of the salt and pepper, and the sage.
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Mathews and his collaborators at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J., have invented a sensor that responds to the beat of a soft drumstick. The sensor tells the computer where, when and how hard the sensor is hit.
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About 1/2 inch from large end of one drumstick, push needle through flesh, perpendicular to and against the bone; pull string through (if needle is too slippery to grasp, use pliers).