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In the United States, a colloquial term for tornado.
(solid-state physics)
A piezoelectric crystal that generates a voltage when twisted.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a machine in textile production for manufacturing twisted threads, twine, cord, string, and so forth. The basic operating part of traditional twisters is the spindle, which, in spinning, gives a twist to the thread and carries the package with the thread to be twisted. Also used for making twisted thread are spinner-twisters, which combine four production operations (spinning, doubling, twisting, and winding the thread on the bobbin).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Twister will stay with Dr Lidia at the clinic in the Endurance Village in Zallaq until his stance has stabled and his wounds healed, which will probably take between four to seven months, although full recovery could take as long as two years.
A similar'twister' was spotted above Pembrey Country Park, inCarmarthenshirein July last year.
Ms Taylor said they continued to look after Twister and were spending BD60 to BD100 daily, including a daily visit by a vet.
TWISTER is made from multiple layers of regular polygons -- triangles, hexagons or octagons, forming a tube-like shape of a tower.
Twister has also put a few good ones this way with Double Ross and Splash Of Ginge winning good races in the first half of the season at big venues having prepped at Perth.
Twister is designed with 98.4% acetone formula and Cutex's natural botanical oil combination, which includes apricot seed, flax seed and perilla oils to help strengthen nails.
"First time I've seen one in real life!" A spokeswoman for the Met Office said: "There were a couple of showers forecast in that area, but nothing to suggest a tornado or 'twister'."
“I was in a feature in Triple Twister when I got a tornado in the middle.
The tornadoes, part of a super-cell thunderstorm system, appeared to be class EF-2 or EF-3 twisters, meaning they packed cyclonic winds of up to 165 miles per hour (265 kph), said Rich Thompson, the lead forecaster for the National Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, Reuters said.
* Twister openes branches at Y or T connections that have been temporarily obstructed in the installation of new lining.
The people I met while there for the one-year anniversary of the twister were survivors in the purest sense of the word.
Scientists concluded the storm was a rare and extraordinarily powerful type of twister known as an EF5, ranking it at the top of the enhanced Fujita scale used to measure tornado strength.