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arm-twister

One who pressures or forces someone into doing something. Oh, she immediately agreed to come tonight—I didn't even have to be an arm-twister. They had to be arm-twisters to convince me to start volunteering, but when I finally did, I realized how much I loved it.

brain-twister

A puzzle or riddle that is challenging to solve. Boy, that's a real brain-twister—anyone got any ideas for what it could mean?

arm-twister

n. someone who uses strong persuasion. I hate to seem like an arm-twister, but I really need your help on this project.

brain-twister

and brain-teaser
n. a puzzle, especially one that requires thinking. Can you help me with this brain-teaser? I can spend my whole vacation doing brain-twisters.

twister

1. n. a key. (Underworld.) Marlon snatched the jailer’s twisters and waited until midnight to try something.
2. n. a tornado. A twister touched down yesterday at an isolated farm seventy miles north of Adamsville.
3. n. a drunken spree. (see also bender.) Harry’s off on a twister again.
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Milling machines are used by operators to power the Smart Cutter, Cyclone and Twister with one of Picote's three milling machine models:
Jerome Carty, aged 58, who works at the Job Centre in Cheylesmore, snapped the twister through a window as he sat at his desk.
Louise Wilson, director of Wagtail UK in Holywell, Flintshire, was inspired to train six-year-old Twister to help find the protected species after discovering dogs were being used in Portugal to advance knowledge on the impact of wind turbines.
Only days earlier, they had sat down and watched the action-packed movie but little did they know they would get to experience a twister first-hand.
For more information on Twister Moves High School Musical 2 Edition ($24.
Twister is credited with breaking the social taboo of not getting too close to people in a social situation.
A "tornado warning" signals that a twister has been sighted or detected by a weather radar, and you should move to your predesignated place of safety.
One feature that sets the Toro Twister apart from the competition is the unrivaled suspension system.
A typical twister damages an area of only about 13 square kilometers.
For an extra pounds 250, the Twister adds air conditioning, passenger airbag, single-slot CD player and other features.
Although a single twister can cause considerable damage, its impact is usually moderate--at least when compared to hurricane and earthquake damage, says a report by Swiss Reinsurance Co.
The Twister Automatic production band saw from HEM Saw, Pryor, OK, combines the mitering capability of the company's popular Twister with an automatic barfeed feature for multiple indexing capability.
Twister shows Mother Nature hitting the spin cycle, air-lifting a cow and devastating countless farms, a drive-in movie theater, a fuel tanker, and the house of the heroine's aunt.
Next, if the rope is to be 10 feet long, locate the twister about fifteen feet away across some open space.
Warner Home Video is releasing Twister to sell-through on Oct.