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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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He said all those left on Necker were planning on camping out in the wine cellar of the great house when the storm hits.
They ran another Virgin property, Kasbah Tamadot, in Morocco, for two years before returning to Necker Island as general managers.
While my rivals tried to say this didn't happen, here's a picture of Kate and best mate Sadie - on Necker.
This signals a new dawn for Necker, which I'm very excited about,' he added.
Kate Winslet, carrying Richard Branson's mother to safety, after his house caught fire on Necker Island.
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Sir Richard Branson''s luxury home, on Necker Island, in the Caribbean, was hit by a middle-of-the-night fire.
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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.
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.
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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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