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  • 21Screw stone — 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… …

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  • 22Screw thread — 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… …

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  • 23Screw tree — 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… …

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  • 24Screw valve — 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… …

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  • 25Screw worm — 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… …

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  • 26Screw wrench — 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

  • 27screw eye — screw′ eye n. bui a screw having a ring shaped head • Etymology: 1870–75 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 28screw eye — screw that has a ring shaped head …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 29screw up your courage — screw up (your) courage to force yourself to be brave. Jimmy screwed up his courage and gave Lisa a heart shaped box of chocolates on Valentine s Day …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 30screw up courage — screw up (your) courage to force yourself to be brave. Jimmy screwed up his courage and gave Lisa a heart shaped box of chocolates on Valentine s Day …

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  • 31Screw — This article is about the fastener. For other uses, see Screw (disambiguation). Screws come in a variety of shapes and sizes for different purposes. U.S. quarter coin (diameter 24 mm) shown for scale. A screw, or bolt, is a type of fastener… …

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  • 32screw — I. noun Etymology: Middle English scrue, from Middle French escroe female screw, nut, from Medieval Latin scrofa, from Latin, sow Date: 15th century 1. a. a simple machine of the inclined plane type consisting of a spirally grooved solid cylinder …

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  • 33screw eye — noun a woodscrew having its shank bent into a ring • Hypernyms: ↑woodscrew * * * noun 1. : a wood screw with a head in the form of a closed loop 2. : a long screw with a handle used especially by stage carpenters * * * a screw having a ring… …

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  • 34screw — screwable, adj. screwer, n. screwless, adj. screwlike, adj. /skrooh/, n. 1. a metal fastener having a tapered shank with a helical thread, and topped with a slotted head, driven into wood or the like by rotating, esp. by means of a screwdriver. 2 …

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  • 35Screw press — A Screw press is a type of machine press in which the ram is driven up and down by a screw. The screw shaft can be driven by a handle, or a wheel. It works by using a coarse screw to convert the rotation of the handle or drive wheel into a small… …

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  • 36screw hook — noun : a small hook with a threaded shank for screwing into woodwork or paneling * * * a hook having a shank in the form of a screw. [1680 90] * * * screw hook, a screw with a head shaped like a hook …

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  • 37screw eye — a screw having a ring shaped head. [1870 75] * * * …

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  • 38screw moss — ▪ plant also called  twisted moss         any member of the moss genus Tortula (subclass Bryidae), which form yellow green or reddish brown cushions on walls, soil, rocks, trees, and sand dunes in the Northern Hemisphere. About 25 of the 144… …

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  • 39screw-eye — /ˈskru aɪ/ (say skrooh uy) noun a screw having a ring shaped head …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 40screw-propeller — /skru prəˈpɛlə/ (say skrooh pruh peluh) noun a device consisting of a number of specially shaped blades radiating from a central hub, used to propel a vehicle, as a ship …

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