• WordNet 3.6
    • n squeezer a kitchen utensil for squeezing juice from fruit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Squeezer (Forging) A machine like a large pair of pliers, for shingling, or squeezing, the balls of metal when puddled; -- used only in the plural.
    • Squeezer (Forging) A machine of several forms for the same purpose; -- used in the singular.
    • Squeezer One who, or that which, squeezes; as, a lemon squeezer .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n squeezer One who or that which squeezes. Specifically— In iron-working, a machine employed in getting the puddled ball into shape, or shingling it, without hammering. (See puddling.) Squeezers are of two kinds, reciprocating and rotary. The essential feature of the reciprocating form is that a movable arm or lever works against a corresponding fixed jaw, the former representing the hammer, the latter the anvil, of the old method of shingling with the hammer. In the rotary squeezer the puddled ball is brought into shape by being passed between a cast-iron cylinder and a cylindrical casing, the former being placed eccentrically within the latter so that the distance between their surfaces gradually diminishes in the direction of the rotation. The ball, being introduced at the widest part of the opening, is carried forward and finally delivered at the narrower end, reduced in size and ready for rolling.
    • n squeezer plural A kind of playing-cards in which the facevalue of each card is shown in the upper left-hand corner, and can readily be seen by squeezing the cards slightly apart, without displaying the hand.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Squeezer one who, or that which, squeezes:
    • ns Squeezer (pl.) playing-cards having the number of spots marked in the right-hand corner of each
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. queisen—A.S. cwísan.


In literature:

You're a driver in disguise, a screwer by deputy, a wringer, and squeezer, and shaver by substitute.
"Little Dorrit" by Charles Dickens
This means that his office was appointive, and that he was a tithe-squeezer or tax-farmer.
"The Jacket (The Star-Rover)" by Jack London
The "squeezer" which combines the functions of hammer and anvil did the work instead.
"The Iron Puddler" by James J. Davis
Let me tell you, Countess, don't you ever get your lemon in his squeezer.
"Merton of the Movies" by Harry Leon Wilson
Papa gave 85 roubles for his Squeezer, and Squeezer is heaps better than Guess!
"Plays by Chekhov, Second Series On the High Road, The Proposal, The Wedding, The Bear, A Tragedian In Spite of Himself, The Anniversary, The Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard" by Anton Chekhov
Sich a fellow as that would take the sap out of our bends, as a squeezer takes the juice from a lemon!
"The Sea Lions" by James Fenimore Cooper
However, her airs amused him, and Tunis Latham was no penny-squeezer.
"Sheila of Big Wreck Cove" by James A. Cooper
In a few moments six of the hog-skin squeezers stood ready to begin their infernal squawking.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. I., No. IV., April, 1862" by Various
They do well to mash sugar with them lemon squeezers, to say nothing of the Homestake refractories.
"Heart's Desire" by Emerson Hough
To-morrow night you may hear about Lulu and the gold fish, that is if the lemon squeezer doesn't pinch me.
"Lulu, Alice and Jimmie Wibblewobble" by Howard R. Garis
The only difference is that the street cars have a sour taste like a lemon squeezer.
"The Silly Syclopedia" by Noah Lott
Oh, and the lemon-squeezer.
"Cricket at the Seashore" by Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
Press the juice out with a lemon squeezer, or, with a meat-press.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
I guess you put all your lemons into the squeezer and got the juice, eh?
"The Making of Bobby Burnit" by George Randolph Chester
They have never forgotten that little affair of the silver lemon squeezer.
"Romance of Roman Villas" by Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
Then Noel reminded us that coiners have moulds, and Oswald went and bought a pair of wooden lemon squeezers for sevenpence three farthings.
"Oswald Bastable and Others" by Edith Nesbit
Here, you cut the limes while I look for the squeezer.
"You Don't Make Wine Like the Greeks Did" by David E. Fisher
A lemon squeezer may be used when the press is not available.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
Extract the juice, using a glass lemon squeezer, and rejecting the seeds and pulp.
"The Myrtle Reed Cook Book" by Myrtle Reed

In poetry:

It's up the spout and Charley Wag
With wipes and tickers and what not.
Until the squeezer nips your scrag,
Booze and the blowens cop the lot.
"Villon's Straight Tip To All Cross Coves" by William Ernest Henley

In news:

These are musical purist phones, not rock 'n' roll brain squeezers.
This mini martini lime squeezer and shaker will juice your lime so you can effortlessly add zest to your guacamole or tequila cocktail.
Mini martini lime squeezer image.
This couldn't be the same goldenhaired lemon squeezer who fronted Led Zeppelin, could it.
Pump the shit out of your hand squeezers and consume as many protein shakes as you can to prepare for South Philadelphia Bar & Grill's first-ever Strongman competition.

In science:

The experimental operations that are typically available are those that involve beamsplitters, phase shifters, and squeezers together with the ability to prepare ancilla systems in a standard state such as the vacuum.
Conditions for the local manipulation of Gaussian states
Therefore, in the rotated basis, the parametric amplifier acts as a perfectly noiseless amplifier or de-amplifier, a squeezer, for particular quadrature components.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
Decomposing a pulsed optical parametric amplifier into independent squeezers.
Methods for Producing Optical Coherent State Superpositions
Similarly, exactly fulfilling finite tasks supposedly simpler than universal quantum computation, such as a complete, photonic two-qubit Bell measurement, would be impossible with only linear elements (including squeezers) [12, 13, 14].
Optical hybrid approaches to quantum information
It combines passive and active elements, i.e., beam splitters and squeezers, respectively; the γl ’s in Eq. (1) describe phase-space displacements and come from the linear terms in the Hamiltonian.
Optical hybrid approaches to quantum information
As an example, in a single-mode squeezer, ˆa′ = ˆa cosh r−ˆa† sinh r, the x-quadrature would be ‘squeezed’, ˆx′ = e−r ˆx, and the p-quadrature correspondingly ‘antisqueezed’, ˆp′ = e+r ˆp, with ˆa = ˆx + i ˆp and ˆa′ = ˆx′ + i ˆp′ .
Optical hybrid approaches to quantum information
Therefore, general linear optical transformations are here referred to as LUBOs, including squeezers.
Optical hybrid approaches to quantum information
LUBO, i.e., any linear multimode transformation as in Eq. (1), can be implemented with single-mode phase shifters, single-mode squeezers, and two-mode beam splitters.
Optical hybrid approaches to quantum information
Let us finally note that the two-qumode CZ gate, as discussed in Sec. 2.3.1, of course, can be implemented directly using beam splitters and squeezers, independent of a supposed asymptotic scheme based on Eq. (35) with Eq. (37).
Optical hybrid approaches to quantum information
The final, Gaussian correction step to undo the operator C (s1 , s2 ) depending on the homodyne results s1 and s2 involves displacements, rotations, and squeezers because of the commuting properties of the cubic gate which is non-Gaussian/non-Clifford and so does not preserve the WH group under conjugation [197].
Optical hybrid approaches to quantum information
In the case of a cubic offline resource, the online correction operations during the teleportation process will be quadratic containing squeezers and displacements; a quartic offline resource such as a self-Kerr transformed two-mode squeezed state leads to cubic corrections [197].
Optical hybrid approaches to quantum information
Up to local Fourier transforms and squeezers, the scheme of Fig. 3.3.4 is a special example of that in (b).
Optical hybrid approaches to quantum information
In optical implementations, quantum states of light are manipulated mainly with passive and active linear optical elements such as beam splitters and squeezers.
Resources for universal quantum state manipulation and engineering