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  • A perforated ulcer, also known as a bleeding ulcer[1] or a perforated peptic ulcer[2] is a very serious condition where an untreated ulcer can burn through the wall of the stomach (or other Rudolph Valentino (1895–1926, aged 31) suffered from a perforated ulcer and died on August 23, 1926. — “Perforated ulcer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • The process of creating perforations is called perforating, which involves puncturing the workpiece with a tool. Perforations are usually used to allow easy separation of two sections of the material, such as allowing paper to be torn easily along the line. — “Perforation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • Perforated eardrum is a rupture or perforation (hole) of the eardrum which can occur as a result of infection, trauma (e.g. by trying to clean the ear with sharp instruments), explosion, loud noise or surgery (accidental creation of a rupture). — “Perforated eardrum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,


  • Soon we came in sight of an enormous perforated rock, through which the sea dashed furiously. — “A Journey to the Centre of the Earth” by Jules Verne
  • As I had asked for a night-light, the chamberlain had brought me in, before he left me, the good old constitutional rushlight of those virtuous days.–an object like the ghost of a walking-cane, which instantly broke its back if it were touched, which nothing could ever be lighted at, and which was placed in solitary confinement at the bottom of a high tin tower, perforated with round holes that made a staringly wide-awake pattern on the walls. — “Great expectations” by Charles Dickens
  • I dress the perforated shoulder, the foot with the bullet-wound, Cleanse the one with a gnawing and putrid gangrene, so sickening, so offensive, While the attendant stands behind aside me holding the tray and pail. — “Leaves of grass” by Walt Whitman
  • Without referring to what he had believed in half an hour before, as though ashamed even to recall it, he asked for iodine to inhale in a bottle covered with perforated paper. — “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy
  • Thou art my lord; and know'st that ne'er I quit Thy will: what silence hides that knowest thou." Thereat on the fourth pier we came, we turn'd, And on our left descended to the depth, A narrow strait and perforated close. — “The Divine Comedy” by Dante Alighieri
  • The perforated pipe gurgled, choked, spat, and splashed in odious ridicule of a swimmer fighting for his life. "It is raining," I remonstrated, "and I . . ." "Rain or shine," he began brusquely, checked himself, and walked to the window. "Perfect deluge," he muttered after a while: he leaned his forehead on the glass. "It's dark, too." — “Lord Jim” by Joseph Conrad


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