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corny

Trite or overly sentimental. Oh geez, Edward has such a corny sense of humor—no one ever laughs at his jokes.
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corny

1. mod. having to do with simple-minded, overdrawn humor. (Alludes to rural or folksy style.) This corny dialogue has to be revised before I’ll act in this play.
2. mod. having to do with overdone sentiment. The love scenes were your corny hands-off-the-naughty-parts events, but nobody laughed.
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They love to collaborate, and they can share their learning with one another in a variety of ways, Cornier said.
The Pipelle de Cornier is the most popular disposable biopsy device for ESP, and provides a relatively painless method that frequently does not require cervical dilatation and shows low morbidity.13 A small pilot study to compare the use of infant feeding tubes (IFT) and a Pipelle for endometrial biopsy showed that the IFT had lower pain scores.5 However, no statistical analysis was performed in that study due to the small numbers and IFTs are not widely used in daily gynaecology practice.
Michael, Megali Cornier. "Rethinking History as Patchwork: The Case of Atwood's Alias Grace!' Modern Fiction Studies 47:2 (2001), 421-47.
There's also plenty of deliberately cheesy special effects, some even cornier dialogue and Tim Robbins as a cape-wearing British luvvie called Sir Richard Driftwood.
Not to worry: If the life of the man who created the Muppets had been any cornier or more wholesome, he would have been sued by Norman Rockwell's lawyers for plagiarism." DAVID KIRBY
Federico Cornier, head of Rosario emergency services, said: "An isolated bite is normal but the magnitude in this case was great.
[103.] Cornier MA, Tate CW, Grunwald GK, Bessesen DH.
In postmenopausal women endometrial sampl- ing with both the Pipelle device (Pipelle de Cornier, Paris, France) and the Vebra device (Berkeley Mede- vices, Inv; Richmond, CA, USA) were very sensitive techniques for the detection of endometrial carci- noma, with detection rates of 99.6% and 97.1% res- pectively but we still rely upon conventional curet- tage because of minimum facilities in our district and the amount of tissue obtained by office sampling is sometimes insufficient for histological diagnosis.
They made it 3-0 in the second on an RBI triple by Shilo McCall and an RBI double by Gabriel Cornier off Eugene starter Tony Rizzotti (1-2).
Magali Cornier Michael (2009) asserts that Saturday presents a postcolonial male attempting to exert some control over the world (primarily through work, domestic rituals, and family), but who fails to recognize the degree to which that control is constantly subverted.
Accuracy of endometrial biopsy with the cornier Pipelle for diagnosis of endometrial cancer and atypical hyperplasia.