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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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The Church Key sells another traditional Belgian gueuze, Hannsens Oud Gueuze, in a large-format 750-ml.
After saying mass, Balthasar Kranabeter walked back over the paved path between the graves with the church key, from which a wooden cross dangled, through the creaking gate of the cemetery and slowly down the village street in the direction of the parish house.
At other times, a notice at the church entrance gives the address of a nearby house from which the church key can be collected.
The church key is available from the nearby garage and cafe.
The induction part of the service saw him receive the church keys from the archdeacon and ascend to the belfry to ring one of the bells, before being placed in the stall assigned for the priest of the parish.
Long ago, after the once Catholic place of worship changed hands, its last Catholic caretaker vowed on his deathbed that his hand, the one in which he'd held the church keys for years, would never rot until they were returned to the rightful owners - the Catholics.
Guests were entertained by the music of The Church Keys.
In each case, masked men broke in in the middle of the night and took the church keys.
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.
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