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Regulators in other countries could also put a spanner in the works.NVIDIA’S ARM ACQUISITION BRINGS THE TWO KEY TECHNOLOGIES OF THIS CENTURY UNDER ONE ROOFEDD GENTSEPTEMBER 21, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
When C is almost as tight as it can be made, it is held by one spanner, while B is turned back through a small angle with another.AN INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE DRAWING AND DESIGNDAVID ALLAN LOW
The spanner caught him on the shoulder, and he grunted in pain, but he kept on moving away from Mellon.UNWISE CHILDGORDON RANDALL GARRETT
Behind him were Chief Multhaus, also armed with a stun gun, and four members of the power crew, each armed with a heavy spanner.UNWISE CHILDGORDON RANDALL GARRETT
He was working at it with a spanner when O'Donoghue, breathless and in a bad temper, came up with him.THE SIMPKINS PLOTGEORGE A. BIRMINGHAM
Always have a spanner sticking out of a pocket, and a hunk of bread and cheese tied up in a coloured handkerchief in our hands.TWO DARING YOUNG PATRIOTSW. P. SHERVILL
Mrs. March bent a last look of interest upon the proprietor as their two-spanner whirled away.THE MARCH FAMILY TRILOGY, COMPLETEWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
Suddenly Herc was confronted by a huge form, brandishing a steel spanner in a knotty fist.THE DREADNOUGHT BOYS ON BATTLE PRACTICEJOHN HENRY GOLDFRAP
The boys saw the spanner fall from his upraised hand and tumble with a clatter at his feet.THE DREADNOUGHT BOYS ON BATTLE PRACTICEJOHN HENRY GOLDFRAP
He flourished the spanner with a suggestive motion anything but agreeable to Herc.THE DREADNOUGHT BOYS ON BATTLE PRACTICEJOHN HENRY GOLDFRAP

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