devil's pitchfork

devil's pitchfork

[′de·vəlz ′pich‚fȯrk]
(design engineering)
A tool with flexible prongs used in recovery of a bit, underreamer, cutters, or such lost during drilling.
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I have never been fond of characterizing Walmart as the Great Satan poking workers with the devil's pitchfork. But the Bentonville behemoth is no babe in the backwoods either.
The man said he thought for years that Marcus Marcussen was dead and hoped the pensioner had been "resting on the end of the devil's pitchfork".
The man told the court: "I said: 'I hope the b***d is resting on the end of the devil's pitchfork', ' and I meant it."
His rack had grown wider, taller, and heavier, and the split on his right G3 was now much deeper and looked like a devil's pitchfork. He had developed into one of the biggest bucks I had ever seen, and he was simply awesome.
The cartoon depicts a child being stabbed in the head by a Jewish religious figure with a devil's pitchfork while some unseen figure is cutting off a toe with a mother carrying what appears to be a religious book dripping in blood.
The Wicked collection features rings and bangles, shaped as a curled Devil's pitchfork, either silver- or gold-plated.
In the American folk tradition, stories about the devil are also almost always about the wicked and the unworthy getting their just deserts on the business end of the devil's pitchfork ...
Work Title: The Devil's Pitchfork: A Derek Stillwater Novel
"'When human beings steal the devil's pitchfork, they don't destroy it.
"Devil's pitchfork" is what Derek Stillwater, troubleshooter for the Department of Homeland Security, calls super bugs viruses strong enough to kill thousands.
Check your child's fancy dress costume for any sharp edges, especially toy swords, knives and devil's pitchforks. Costume accessories should be soft and flexible.