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ginger knob

vulgar derogatory A person, typically a man, with naturally red hair. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland.
See also: ginger, knob

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.
See also: knob

with (brass) knobs on

In a much more extreme form. I've been to both, and I can tell you that Carnival is like Mardi Gras with knobs on. Your report is like my report with brass knobs on—it's 30 pages longer!
See also: knob, on

necking knob

dated A rounded knob mounted to the steering wheel of a car so that it can be steered with one hand. So called because the driver (typically male) is able to place their arm around their romantic partner. My grandfather gave me his old Cadillac, which still had the necking knob on the wheel from when he first started courting my grandmother.
See also: knob, necking

get (one's) knob polished

vulgar slang To have sexual intercourse. Typically said of a male (with "knob" being a vulgar slang term for a penis). If Brett didn't come home last night, I bet it's because he got his knob polished.
See also: get, knob, polished

with knobs (or brass knobs) on

and something more. British informal
1998 Pi Magazine But all this would count for zilch if the music didn't stand the test of time. But it does, with knobs on.
See also: knob, on

with ˈknobs on

(British English, slang) used to say that something is a more complicated version of what you mention: It isn’t art — it’s just a horror movie with knobs on!
See also: knob, on

get one’s knob polished

tv. to copulate or otherwise have sex. (Refers to a male. Usually objectionable.) Man, if you want to get your knob polished, just let me know. I got girls! I got girls you wouldn’t believe!
See also: get, knob, polished

necking knob

A swivel on a car's steering wheel. The necking knob enables the driver to steer with his left hand while encircling his girlfriend's shoulder with his right arm. Even when the driver was alone, the knob was an easy way to turn the car in the days before power steering.
See also: knob, necking
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Although Indian Knob mountainbalm is considered to be fire-adapted (Wells 1962; USFWS 1994, 1998, 2013b; CDFG 2005), there is no direct evidence because of the absence of recent fire at the known occurrences.
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The threaded tip of the elevation pinion that screws into the windage knob may become worn of damaged, making windage adjustment difficult or inconsistent.
First, you unintentionally chose the wrong knob and second, failed to detect the inadvertent selection.
Then simply pull up on the spring-loaded knob and move the "2" (in my case since I chose a 200-yard zero) to align with the zero mark on the turret base.
The false drawer directly in front of the sink may took naked without any hardware, but its not very comfortable getting poked by a knob in your midsection every time you lean over the sink.
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The scope adjusting turret must be rotated 90-degrees counter clockwise to get the windage knob out of the way, making cartridge ejection possible.
A 6:1 reduction fine focus gear was built into the coarse focusing knob, with a smaller fine focus knob placed just above it.
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Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University.Barker, postdoctoral fellow Sarah Stabenfeldt and School of Computational Engineering graduate student Jared Gossett investigated the interactions between holes and short synthetic peptides modeled after real fibrin knob sequences.
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