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ginger knob

vulgar derogatory A person, typically a man, with naturally red hair. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland.
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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.
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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

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.
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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!
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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.
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In 2016 and 2017, Knob Noster students helped the district earn its highest-ever score on the Missouri state annual performance report.
First, you unintentionally chose the wrong knob and second, failed to detect the inadvertent selection.
After that it's just a matter of using the markings on the knob that correspond to the range at which you're shooting.
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.
The original Knob Creek subgun competition classifications were "Iron Sight," "Optical Sight," "Classic" (for world War II and earlier subguns and "Modern" (for posl-1945 subguns).
With the scope rotation and resultant changes, there is always a possibility of running out of scope adjustment with the knobs but there were no problems with this particular scope application.
The face of the dam erodes directly into Ore Knob Branch, which is piped underneath the tailings impoundment through a 24 inch pipe that exits the bottom of the dam face.
Second, the test fixture was removed and the retention knob installed to a predetermined torque value.
A pressure control knob allows operator to lock position during cooling time for better joint integrity.
In addition to tool-free knobs that replace the primary- and secondary-mirror collimation screws, there's a set of strong springs for the primary-mirror cell, which ensure that whether you're turning an adjustment knob in or out, the cell will move accurately and hold position.
Consisting of a steel cylinder lock and a corresponding knob, the device is designed to receive and mate with a conical male knob, locating and positioning the knob to within 0.
Nowadays the big syringe should contain white stuff, the small syringe should have a red plunger, the blue knob may be optional and I think the big purple knob is less safe in the hands of a junior than the big yellow knob-in Australian practice
Something as simple as knob style is a very big decision for consumers--it's akin to finding the right computer keyboard," says Elaine Chaney, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Dacor.
The new PD Series three-arm knob is designed to allow users to make clamping adjustments by pushing/pulling the arm for leverage as opposed to simultaneously having to squeeze and turn the knob.