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ginger knob

vulgar derogatory A person, typically a man, with naturally red hair. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland.
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necker's knob

dated A rounded knob mounted to the steering wheel of an automobile so that it may be steered with one hand. So called because the driver (typically male) is able to place his arm around his girlfriend or wife. My grandfather gave me his old Cadillac, which still had the necker's knob on the wheel from when he first started courting my grandmother.
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with (brass) knobs on

In a much more extreme form. I've been to both, and I can tell you that Carnival is like Mardi Gras with knobs on. Your report is like my report with brass knobs on—it's 30 pages longer!
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with knobs (or brass knobs) on

and something more. British informal
1998 Pi Magazine But all this would count for zilch if the music didn't stand the test of time. But it does, with knobs on.
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with ˈknobs on

(British English, slang) used to say that something is a more complicated version of what you mention: It isn’t art — it’s just a horror movie with knobs on!
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get one’s knob polished

tv. to copulate or otherwise have sex. (Refers to a male. Usually objectionable.) Man, if you want to get your knob polished, just let me know. I got girls! I got girls you wouldn’t believe!
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necking knob

A swivel on a car's steering wheel. The necking knob enables the driver to steer with his left hand while encircling his girlfriend's shoulder with his right arm. Even when the driver was alone, the knob was an easy way to turn the car in the days before power steering.
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About Top Knobs Top Knobs specializes in fine decorative hardware for the kitchen and bath.
Using a technique called surface plasmon resonance, the research team explored the role of structural and electrostatic properties in regulating the binding of knobs to holes.
Tests were started at 20ft/lbs of torque with retention knobs lubricated with light oil.
The quill knobs of modern birds are similarly rough where ligaments attach.
The presence of quill knobs suggests that the feathers had some sort of aerodynamic, load-bearing function, says Thomas R.
He said: "It's hard to believe that we began producing leather covered gear knobs less than a decade ago and we now supply nearly three per cent of the global market.
Usually, the process is found on the center stack control knobs of premium vehicles," he continues, "though it also can be found on the VW Group's Polo and Skoda Fabia models as well.
The management of all three components gives the papermaker the tools to adjust his or her mechanical and operational knobs.
For something cool but more subdued there's the aluminum kitchen knobs (currently on offer at pounds 5 for four when ordered online), or the classic sphere knobs in polished or hammered finish.
Originally developed for military operations, where levers represent a potential hazard in narrow hallways, the knobs are available in satin brass, satin chrome, and bright brass to match lock finishes.
The former jewelry designer saw home hardware - cabinet knobs, switch plates and towel racks - as an industry begging for innovation and eight years ago created the Glendale-based Atlas Homewares company.
The scope's finger-adjustable windage and elevation adjustment knobs are shorter than target-style knobs, but only slightly taller than standard coin adjustable knobs.
Knobs and knockers bosses have clinched a deal to make them pounds 2million.
To avoid using tissue paper, "rats" (soft, rounded pads), and other debris usually stuffed into knobs, Teeni Hairdini[R] Magic Styling Wand.
While it has brass knobs and handles like much of what is on the market, knobs have an open "keyhole" shape.