Screw-driver

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Screw-driver A tool for turning screws so as to drive them into their place. It has a thin end which enters the nick in the head of the screw.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Screw-driver an instrument for driving or turning screw-nails
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Earlier scrue. O. Fr. escrou, prob. L. scrobem, accus. of scrobs, a hole; or Low Ger. schruve, Dut. schroef, Ice. skrufa, Ger. schraube.

Usage

In literature:

THE SCREW-DRIVER is used to drive in and take out screws.
"The Book of Sports:" by William Martin
Now," as the man departed, "we need a screw-driver.
"Peggy" by Laura E. Richards
There is a case for the lady and a case against the gentleman and the screw-driver.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
With mallet, hammer, saw, and screw-driver I worked until noon, maturing my plans all the while.
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
Do not use a good knife-blade for a screw-driver.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
Large screw driver, wooden handle.
"A Catalogue of Play Equipment" by Jean Lee Hunt
He took with him several tools, a short axe, a screw-driver and a hammer.
"The Island Mystery" by George A. Birmingham
Now pry off the connectors with the screw driver, as shown in Fig.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Aren't you a damn little mechanic with a screw-driver for a soul!...
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
Here's my pocket-knife, and there's a screw-driver in it.
"The Wolf Patrol" by John Finnemore
There were a hammer and screw driver in the toolbox.
"The Egyptian Cat Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
But I had a screw driver to a gun which they happened to overlook in their search.
"In and Out of Rebel Prisons" by Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
There he let go, and took out his spoon screw driver and went to work on the one remaining screw.
"Dave Dawson at Dunkirk" by Robert Sydney Bowen
Can you use a screw-driver?
"The Man with a Shadow" by George Manville Fenn
Now I have a screw-driver that is really a screw.
"Final Proof" by R. Ottolengui
Screw-drivers should be mostly strong and heavy for farm work.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer
Take with you a large basket, a large screw-driver, if you have one, or failing that, a knife with a long, stout blade.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
Take a screw and place it against a block of wood, and then commence to turn it with a screw driver.
"The Romance of Aircraft" by Lawrence Yard Smith
Go alone, and take with you a hammer and screw-driver.
"This Man's Wife" by George Manville Fenn
The rust was so thick on the sides of the hammer that it could not be cocked without the rust first being scraped off with a screw-driver.
"The Modern American Pistol and Revolver" by A. C. Gould
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In news:

Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel is wiser than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords will serve you more than Ropes will ever do.
Fiona Apple's 'The Idler Wheel is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw & Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do'.
Fiona Apple "The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw & Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do" Epic.
The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do.
Fiona Apple's New Music: 'The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do'.
The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (Epic).
'The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do'.
Album art for Fiona Apple's The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (Courtesy of the band).
Enter the Worx Semi-Automatic Screw Driver ($50).
The Lunchtime Listen's Favorite Albums of 2012 No 12: 'The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do' by Fiona Apple.
"The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do".
The recipe for The Perfect Father's Day Screw Driver- the cocktail that is- is exactly the same as the recipe for the Perfect Father's Day Toast.
The Lunchtime Listen 's Favorite Albums of 2012 No 12: 'The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do' by Fiona Apple.
The Pete and Neal Holiday Gift Guide offers you the Drill Gun Power Screw Driver.
Next Stainless Steel Hex Head Cap Screws Screw Driver Awl.
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