egg-beater


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egg-beater

1. slang A helicopter. A: "Do you hear that egg-beater?" B: "Yes, it must be from the local news station."
2. slang A small motor on an outboard. Why isn't the boat moving? Is there something wrong with the egg-beater?

egg-beater

1. n. an outboard boat motor. My egg-beater has been acting up, so I didn’t go out on the lake today.
2. n. a helicopter. (see also rotorhead.) The egg-beater landed on the hospital roof.
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Paul's cheery soprano, lifted in a hymn, doated through the trees, accompanied by the whirr of an egg-beater. A sharp barking told where Possum still waged hysterical and baffled war on the Douglass squirrels.
A couple of years ago, my wife and I gifted Anthony with a basic home tool set--screwdrivers, hammers, a level, an egg-beater drill, a utility saw, and the like.
And my dad conjures an image of his days as an intern back at Hopkins in '68, when my mom, pregnant with me, gave him a metal egg-beater bowl to wear on his head on his drive past rioters to get to the hospital.
"I never liked this pushed out bay window," she says of a feature that was obviously an addition, "and decided to adorn it with the egg-beater installation."
State law requires the registration of any boat, regardless of size, that is powered by a motor - even a glorified egg-beater - and operated on public waterways in Massachusetts.
We also train them on the egg-beater so they can support themselves while doing arm movements."
These works often incorporated shoes, or parts of shoes (another trope Knowles has long pursued), and also included a work glove, a plastic glove, an egg-beater, an exhausted tube of glue, twine, and instances of less definable organic matter (what looked to be bones, rocks, twigs).
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Let's face it, before the night is half-done the silk shirt will be stained with wine and the bouffant hair will look like it's been through an egg-beater.
Engineering professor Stephen Salter has been given a pounds 105,000 Government grant to develop the wind- driven cloud- maker, which looks like a giant egg-beater.
A hand-powered, "egg-beater" type drill is also safe for boring holes--but unless it's a good one, it can be frustrating for kids to keep headed squarely through the wood.
SEDUCTION SCENARIO: Peaches is baking cookies in her trailer home when terrorists burst in and hold an electric egg-beater to her throat to make her reveal her secret recipes.
Jamie Oliver "Don't come that old parking ticket malarkey with me," says chef Jamie, "it's not a scooter, it's just a souped-up egg-beater."
"Shoulders nice and high with the egg-beater movement there," said Andrea, as a flurry of arms whirled round.