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corkscrew

1. a device for drawing corks from bottles, typically consisting of a pointed metal spiral attached to a handle or screw mechanism
2. Boxing slang a blow that ends with a twist of the fist, esp one intended to cut the opponent

corkscrew

i. The action or performance of an airplane following a flight path resembling a corkscrew, as in a spiral or a tailspin. Specifically, an evasive maneuver performed in an airplane in which the plane is made to turn sharply right and left, alternately.
ii. A defensive maneuver executed effectively and widely by bombers during World War II. On sighting the enemy fighter, the bomber was made to immediately dive sharply and turn to either the port or star-board. In this process, it lost height and gained speed. The bomber was then pulled up into a climb, reversing its direction of turn once the aircraft had regained half the lost altitude, so that by the time the original altitude and course had been regained the bomber's speed had fallen by about half the amount it had gained in the dive. This resulted in the enemy fighter overshooting its target, especially if it tried to match the bomber's turn. The maneuver was repeated, if required. It was akin to a modern-day yo-yo.
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For instance, Metrokane, well known for its Rabbit and Houdini corkscrews, is packaging a number of its other bar and wine products in a variety of sets alongside those products.
THE common feature of the Thomason and the King's Screw was that both had a small brush fitted to the side of the handle and the existence of the original brush will add to the value of these corkscrews today.
Equally, stamps with makers' names, model numbers, patent details and dates have a positive effect on a corkscrew.
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Don't forget napkins, utensils, cups or glasses, a corkscrew, a bottle of wine and assorted drinks.
50 Top marks for this corkscrew which certainly lived up to its name.
Their images reveal a mechanism that enables a flagellum to switch from its ordinary loose-corkscrew shape, wound in one direction, to a curlier corkscrew wound in the opposite direction.
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Cooks who are too busy in the kitchen to utilize traditional corkscrews, which can be time-consuming and messy, might enjoy an electric corkscrew.
Known as the gourmet capital of the country, it boasts many awardwinning vineyards and magnificent restaurants and The Old Corkscrew, an antiques shop opened in 1994 by Jeremy Astfalck and his wife, June.
The Self-Pulling Corkscrew is constructed with a nonstick spiral--taking out corks with ease.
But the Palaeocastor's corkscrew chambers set it apart from all other known burrowing mammals, which generally tunnel straight down into the earth.