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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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Running Necker Island is a full-on task and you have to be ready for whatever gets thrown at you," explained Kenny.
It's hardly surprising that Kate's bagged tickets - hubby Ned RocknRoll is Sir Rich's nephew and the last time she stayed on Necker she saved Richard's mum Eva from a fire in 2011.
Seven years ago we decided to move permanently to Necker as we feel it gives me and my wife Joan the best chance to live another productive few decades.
Part of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, Necker is a private island owned by Sir Richard.
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Webre also included a copy of a thank-you letter that she wrote Cauley last year for the "unbelievable, incredible trip to Necker Island" and for hiring her "to help design your two beautiful homes.
Mr Necker has worked for the bank for 11 years and previously held senior relationship director roles across the Midlands before moving to London to take up the position of chief operating officer for RBS' Corporate Banking operations in England and Wales.
Necker Island will host the first 2009 Winemakers Dinner on the July 16, one of eight private dinners that will take place throughout July and December.
The man they had in the job of Director-General, Jacques Necker, was probably the most gifted public financier of his day.
The 40-year-old former model claims her life has been made hell since her divorce from Sir Paul McCartney, 66, earlier this year and has pleaded with the business tycoon to be allowed to move to Necker Island, his 74-acre paradise in the British Virgin Islands, in order to "escape the hate".
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Germaine Necker was born of Swiss Protestant lineage into the salons of Paris.
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