screw key

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n screw key a wrench for turning a screw
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Screw key a wrench for turning a screw or nut; a spanner wrench.
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Usage

In literature:

After twisting and screwing the keys, he played some Bohemian airs, without the organ to hold him back, and that went better.
"My Antonia" by Willa Cather
Down the screw-shaft ran murmurs and warnings, while a heart-diseased flutter without told that the propeller needed re-keying.
"The Day's Work, Volume 1" by Rudyard Kipling
It well screw them up into a better key, and they'll not be so reserved.
"The Dynasts" by Thomas Hardy
He also sent him to buy four screw-rings and two padlocks fastening with keys.
"The Companions of Jehu" by Alexandre Dumas, père
I was upon the screw-stair in total darkness, the key in my fingers.
"The Room in the Dragon Volant" by J. Sheridan LeFanu
He had got himself several kinds of tools, and he could easily repair or make anew a screw, a key, and so on.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XVII. No. 101. May, 1876." by Various
This can generally be stopped by simply turning the back screw down until tight, which can be done without taking the key out.
"Piano Tuning" by J. Cree Fischer
Cartridge-boxes and belts, furnished with cartridges and percussion-caps, screw-driver, cone-key, and wiper.
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
The key is a screw: by taking the screw out, the padlock shuts; by screwing it in, it opens.
"Fred Markham in Russia" by W. H. G. Kingston
Screwing up my courage to the utmost, I applied the key.
"The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands" by R.M. Ballantyne
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In news:

Sharing findings from the literature and pearls from their own experience, these authors examine pertinent considerations and keys to facilitating optimal placement of internal screw fixation in subtalar joint arthrodesis procedures.
Twin-screw extruders are key as processors crank out better-for-you 'salty' snacks.
Both key and screw will be unusable after removal .
Note: Both key and screw will be unusable after removal .
Both key and screw will be unusable after removal.
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In science:

The focus is performed using the long screw located beneath the support (using a key #7 (tbc)) .
AMBER Task Force February 2008 run report
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