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church key

A tool used to remove caps from glass bottles and puncture lids on cans. The phrase can also be used simply as slang for a bottle opener. Be sure to bring a church key with you so we can open up the bottles! Here, use this church key to open that can of soup.
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church key

a two-ended device used to remove bottle tops and to pierce a hole in can lids. I'm looking for the church key so I can open this beer. She opened the can of tomato juice with the church key.
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church key

n. a beer can opener designed to puncture a can, leaving a triangular hole; a bottle opener. (Older. No longer widely known, but still in use. One type of bottle opener is formed from metal following the outline of a large keyhole. This may have contributed to the origin of this term.) Where is the church key when I need it?
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After building his own foundation, Engert created a 150-page manual for the staff of Birch & Barley and Church Key that provides a comprehensive view of the finer points of beer service.
The focus on beer has definitely paid off, as people flock to both Church Key and Birch & Barley to experiment with different beers.
In each case, masked men broke in in the middle of the night and took the church keys.
He has agreed to return his set of church keys and not to take undertake any official activities until further notice.
The change was acknow-ledged by Father Cashman in handing over accounts, records and church keys to the new curate.
They beat a few youths who tried to enter the church, but returned the church keys the same night.
Church officials said in a letter to Bigby that he also started a new church in Corvallis without denominational approval and refused to turn over the church keys at St.
today, when Mahony takes the church keys from the contractor and hands them to McNamara, who will unlock and open the doors, leading parishioners inside.