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corkscrewed (up)

mod. courageous because of alcohol; with one’s courage screwed by alcohol. After getting himself corkscrewed up, he went into the boss’s office for a word.
See also: corkscrew, up


See also: corkscrew
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You never know, he might become a helixophile - what corkscrew collectors call themselves.
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Henshall's patent in 1795 was for a corkscrew of this basic type, his invention being a button between the shaft and worm which prevented the worm from going too far into the cork.
He noticed a trade magazine article about how a Texas forging company solved a similar problem by corkscrew milling with an Ingersoll endmill.
Corkscrews were chosen to narrow the focus, with particular interest paid to corkscrew sets.
These coruscating hues are picked up in the cylindrical lift, and a 6m-diameter spiral stair that drills through the building like a giant corkscrew.
For one thing, Rist's swirling, swerving, corkscrew camera movements are dizzying in the most exhilarating way: It's as if Tinker Bell were the artist's camera operator.
households don't even own corkscrews, and to sell a product that presumes ownership of a corkscrew is problematic in the extreme.
He had learned how a Texas forging company had solved a similar problem by corkscrew milling with the Ingersoll Hi-Pos+ indexable end mill.
A pneumatic arm pushes the labels down a track with a corkscrew design that bends the label.
FOR a funky gift any time of the year, a Brabantia Quickpull corkscrew is essential for any kitchen.
Joined by Norwood Pennewell, they both demonstrate the dipped-body balances, corkscrew changes of position on one leg and improbable backward tilts that a larger ensemble arrives to take up.
Similar Living Machine installations recycle water back into toilets at the visitor's center at National Audubon's Corkscrew Sanctuary in Southwest Florida, and the Guilford, Vermont, rest stop.
Have the basic on hand: a few bottles of fine spirits--gin, vodka, rum, bourbon and Scotch; a corkscrew, bottle opener, double-end measuring cup or two shot glasses (1 ounce and 1 1/2 ounces), and measuring spoons; a 16-ounce shaker, strainer, tall 16-ounce mixing glass, pitcher, long-handled sppon; and a bucket of ice, tongs, small cutting board and a small sharp knife for slicing fruits.
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