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a minor annoyance

small puncture (as if made by a pin)

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Hammond claims economic migrants will undermine Europe's standard of living, though he knows the 200,000 who came last year are a pinprick on a wealthy continent of 740million.
If anything, a pinprick from which Assad emerges unscathed would simply enhance his stature and vindicate his conduct.
Overall, "touch," "vibration," "tingling," "pinprick," and "movement" were reported more frequently, whereas "cold," "warm," "pinch," and "crush" were reported less frequently in all stimulation types.
However, since April 2010, the clinic have seen 376 people come in for the HIV strip test, which involves taking a pinprick of blood from the index finger, an increase of 62.5% on the previous year.
feel the pinprick of its beak as it darts its head down to seize the bit
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released, and then retracted, a revised policy statement suggesting that American doctors be given permission to perform a ceremonial pinprick or "nick" on girls.
The neurological level was defined as the most caudal segment with 5/5 power and normal sensation in both modalities of pinprick and light touch.
Now she is fourteen, and in spite of her fervent prayers, her world has been reduced to a pinprick, and even that seems to be diminishing.
Russ said: "He had a very small, pinprick rash, not visible to the naked eye.
In April, the journal Pediatrics published an AAP statement suggesting that physicians in certain immigrant communities might substitute a pinprick of the clitoral skin for ritual genital cutting in order to satisfy cultural requirements.
Response to pinprick was also lost, except for five patients whose response to pinprick remained in the anterior and medial aspects of the thigh.
Using only a pinprick sample of blood similar to a blood glucose test for diabetes, the device conducts rapid, detailed blood analysis within a single sealed, disposable crop.
Although the Au500 million annual bill for running Parliament was only a "pinprick" in terms of overall public spending, Mr Cameron insisted that politicians had to give an example for the looming "age of austerity".
"Linoleum floor polyester curtain wooden shelves....A hidden space inconse-quential not even a pinprick on the borough map but for [Sima] standing behind the counter with light coming through the one window a whole world." Sima is stepping into a brave new world.
The pinprick of light (boxed) in this trio of images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the path of a newly discovered moon moving within a bright arc in Saturn's faint G ring.