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arm-twister

One who pressures or forces someone into doing something. Oh, she immediately agreed to come tonight—I didn't even have to be an arm-twister. They had to be arm-twisters to convince me to start volunteering, but when I finally did, I realized how much I loved it.

brain-twister

A puzzle or riddle that is challenging to solve. Boy, that's a real brain-twister—anyone got any ideas for what it could mean?

twister

A tornado. Living right next to the mountains meant that twisters were a pretty rare occurrence for us. The twister wreaked havoc on the tiny town.

arm-twister

n. someone who uses strong persuasion. I hate to seem like an arm-twister, but I really need your help on this project.

brain-twister

and brain-teaser
n. a puzzle, especially one that requires thinking. Can you help me with this brain-teaser? I can spend my whole vacation doing brain-twisters.

twister

1. n. a key. (Underworld.) Marlon snatched the jailer’s twisters and waited until midnight to try something.
2. n. a tornado. A twister touched down yesterday at an isolated farm seventy miles north of Adamsville.
3. n. a drunken spree. (see also bender.) Harry’s off on a twister again.
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"I told Alan to look and he said that it looks like a twister. He got his binoculars to take a closer look.
Hundreds of banana plants were felled when a second twister came, according to Mayor Joselito PiAol.
The Smart Cutter follows up after the Twister, using its grinding panels to smooth openings to a quality finish.
The twister: It draws visitors in, creating the illusion of objects sucked up and suspended in air
"Another type of twister, a tornado", says Wikipedia "is a violent, dangerous, rotating column of air that is in contact with both the surface of the earth and a cumulonimbus cloud".
THE death toll for the Missouri tornado has risen to 117, making it the country's single deadliest twister for 60 years.
NFL scouts already know about the arena football 2 league newcomer, who is on pace to shatter a Twisters team record that was seemingly untouchable.
Tongue twisters may be essential for budding auctioneers to develop their skills, but for almost everyone else they're just fun (and occasionally a way for kids to get away with saying naughty words that they might get in trouble for otherwise).
If cold, dry air comes into contact with warm, moist air, there is the potential for twisters to develop.
Created and compiled by Kelly Whit (who creates puzzles of 'Country Woman' magazines, and newspapers throughout Wisconsin) "Badger Brain Twisters: Wisconsin Trivia, Games, Puzzles, and More!" is a compendium of crosswords, sudoku, cryptoquotes, trivia quizzes, trivia quizzes, word finds, and other puzzles with a Wisconsin theme.
The National Weather Service said it had received reports "well into the double digits" of twisters touching down in six counties.
Six days later, nine twisters whirled through Iowa, followed on November 15 by a line of thunderstorms that spawned 35 tornadoes across five states.
"I've seen twisters on TV , but you don't expect to see one coming towards your house in Scotland.
IRELAND has become a tornado hot-spot, with 50 twisters battering the country in four years, new research has revealed.
His dealership has sold several Twisters, including Hodorff's, in the past year and a hall and he says, "We'd be selling a lot more if dairy prices would improve."