"You give the scalpel to the doctors for a reason," said O'Mara.
The defense cuts would go through the orderly legislative process of putting together a budget, “using a scalpel and not an ax.”
Fiscal policy is more precise, less a meat cleaver than a scalpel.
Using a scalpel, Rowe cuts out portions of the illustration and then stands them up.
Except that Dr. Thompson wielded not a scalpel, but a bell-shaped chunk of plastic, a length of string and a sugar packet.
Ibsen is never happier, and never is his scalpel more skilful, than when he is laying bare the hollowness of shams like these.
"Wait," said Sanchez, lifting the scalpel and tilting his head.
The chances are that she will be less skillful with microscope and scalpel, though this is not certain.
Even if we had Sainte-Beuve's scalpel, we could not surprise the secret.
I began with a sheep, and killed it after a day and a half by a slip of the scalpel.
1742, from Latin scalpellum "a surgical knife," diminutive of scalprum "knife, chisel, tool for scraping or cutting," from scalpere "to carve, cut," related to sculpere "to carve," from PIE root *(s)kel- "to cut, cleave" (see scale (n.1)).
scalpel scal·pel (skāl'pəl)
A small straight knife with a thin sharp blade used in surgery and dissection.