Perpetual screw
Perpetual Per*pet"u*al, a. [OE. perpetuel, F. perp['e]tuel, fr. L. perpetualis, fr. perpetuus continuing throughout, continuous, fr. perpes, -etis, lasting throughout.] Neverceasing; continuing forever or for an unlimited time; unfailing; everlasting; continuous. [1913 Webster]

Unto the kingdom of perpetual night. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Perpetual feast of nectared sweets. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

{Circle of perpetual apparition}, or {Circle of perpetual occultation}. See under {Circle}.

{Perpetual calendar}, a calendar so devised that it may be adjusted for any month or year.

{Perpetual curacy} (Ch. of Eng.), a curacy in which all the tithes are appropriated, and no vicarage is endowed. --Blackstone.

{Perpetual motion}. See under {Motion}.

{Perpetual screw}. See {Endless screw}, under {Screw}. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Continual; unceasing; endless; everlasting; incessant; constant; eternal. See {Constant}. [1913 Webster]


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  • perpetual screw — Screw Screw (skr[udd]), n. [OE. scrue, OF. escroue, escroe, female screw, F. [ e]crou, L. scrobis a ditch, trench, in LL., the hole made by swine in rooting; cf. D. schroef a screw, G. schraube, Icel. skr[=u]fa.] 1. A cylinder, or a cylindrical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perpetual screw — noun An endless screw • • • Main Entry: ↑perpetual …   Useful english dictionary

  • perpetual screw — begalinis sraigtas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. endless screw; perpetual screw vok. endlose Schraube, f rus. бесконечный винт, m pranc. vis sans fin, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Perpetual — Per*pet u*al, a. [OE. perpetuel, F. perp[ e]tuel, fr. L. perpetualis, fr. perpetuus continuing throughout, continuous, fr. perpes, etis, lasting throughout.] Neverceasing; continuing forever or for an unlimited time; unfailing; everlasting;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Perpetual calendar — Perpetual Per*pet u*al, a. [OE. perpetuel, F. perp[ e]tuel, fr. L. perpetualis, fr. perpetuus continuing throughout, continuous, fr. perpes, etis, lasting throughout.] Neverceasing; continuing forever or for an unlimited time; unfailing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Perpetual curacy — Perpetual Per*pet u*al, a. [OE. perpetuel, F. perp[ e]tuel, fr. L. perpetualis, fr. perpetuus continuing throughout, continuous, fr. perpes, etis, lasting throughout.] Neverceasing; continuing forever or for an unlimited time; unfailing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Perpetual motion — Perpetual Per*pet u*al, a. [OE. perpetuel, F. perp[ e]tuel, fr. L. perpetualis, fr. perpetuus continuing throughout, continuous, fr. perpes, etis, lasting throughout.] Neverceasing; continuing forever or for an unlimited time; unfailing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Screw — (skr[udd]), n. [OE. scrue, OF. escroue, escroe, female screw, F. [ e]crou, L. scrobis a ditch, trench, in LL., the hole made by swine in rooting; cf. D. schroef a screw, G. schraube, Icel. skr[=u]fa.] 1. A cylinder, or a cylindrical perforation,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Screw alley — Screw Screw (skr[udd]), n. [OE. scrue, OF. escroue, escroe, female screw, F. [ e]crou, L. scrobis a ditch, trench, in LL., the hole made by swine in rooting; cf. D. schroef a screw, G. schraube, Icel. skr[=u]fa.] 1. A cylinder, or a cylindrical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Screw bean — Screw Screw (skr[udd]), n. [OE. scrue, OF. escroue, escroe, female screw, F. [ e]crou, L. scrobis a ditch, trench, in LL., the hole made by swine in rooting; cf. D. schroef a screw, G. schraube, Icel. skr[=u]fa.] 1. A cylinder, or a cylindrical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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