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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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Robert Petrie, VP of wholesale marketing at Century, says, "Sales of the digitally printed neckers or hang tags are taking off, and are a great complement to our digitally printed wine bottle sleeves.
In two or three years,' says Neckers, "we'll know a little more about its potential.
Douglas Neckers and Maria Muro-Small explained that many of the plastics found in hundreds of everyday products begin with a group of chemical raw materials termed olefins that come from petroleum, which includes ethylene, propylene and butadiene - the building blocks for familiar plastics like polyethylene, polyester, polyvinyl chloride and polystyrene.
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A national marketing campaign is supporting the contest; in-store merchandising materials include inflatable rafts, case cards with entry forms and bottle neckers.
On-premise support will include banners, table tents, and bottle neckers containing 1991 pocket calendars and poster order forms, while off-premise accounts will see display cards, case cards, banners and bottle neckers with the same order details.