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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CORKSCREW

I always carry a corkscrew, and I never forget to kiss the landlady.'

At last I heard him revolving on his axis down the corkscrew staircase.

Not even a corkscrew imitation of smoke issuing from the roof was forgotten.

The snow snowed on, and now it fell in large, corkscrew flakes.

Sellers was to end with a sort of corkscrew performance on the stage.

I bought the corkscrew, and from that moment my income has equalled my expenses.

We were going to pry open the Lobster's claws and use them for a corkscrew.

His fingers were cut off one by one and the corkscrew was bored into his legs and arms.

I twisted and turned like a corkscrew, but I dared not leave it.

The father took the full bottle and the corkscrew in his hand.

WORD ORIGIN

1720, from cork (n.) + screw (n.). Given various figurative or extended senses from c.1815; the verb is attested from 1837.

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