Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A corkscrew.

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Examples

  • I always was fond of good wine (though never, from a motive of proper self-denial, having any in my cellar); and, by Jupiter! on this night I had my little skinful, — for there was no stinting, — so pleased were my dear parents with the bottle-screw.

    The Fatal Boots

  • Well, I went home in my new waistcoat as fine as a peacock; and when I gave the bottle-screw to my father, begging him to take it as a token of my affection for him, my dear mother burst into such

    The Fatal Boots

  • And if in his uncultured youth the great man stooped to prig with his own hand, he was early cured of the weakness: so that Fielding's picture of the hero taking a bottle-screw from the Ordinary's pocket in the very moment of death is entirely fanciful.

    A Book of Scoundrels

  • On his declining the office, all church property was restored to him "except three prayer books and a bottle-screw."

    The Pirates of Malabar, and an Englishwoman in India Two Hundred Years Ago

  • Knightsbridge, of fourteen spade guineas, a gold watch, and a bottle-screw.

    The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 2 of 3 Who was a sailor, a soldier, a merchant, a spy, a slave among the moors...

  • Jack, you are never without a dice-box or a bottle-screw.

    The Virginians

  • I always was fond of good wine (though never, from a motive of proper self-denial, having any in my cellar); and, by Jupiter! on this night I had my little skinful, -- for there was no stinting, -- so pleased were my dear parents with the bottle-screw.

    The Fatal Boots

  • Well, I went home in my new waistcoat as fine as a peacock; and when I gave the bottle-screw to my father, begging him to take it as a token of my affection for him, my dear mother burst into such a fit of tears as I never saw, and kissed and hugged me fit to smother me.

    The Fatal Boots

  • Letter after letter did he send them, full of such reminders as that “they have bad pins and vile needles here,” that it would be advisable to bring with them a strong bottle-screw, and a good stout copper tea-kettle; till at last, in the final words of preparation, his language assumes something of the solemnity of a general addressing his army on the eve of a well-nigh desperate enterprise: “Pluck up your spirits ” trust in God, in me, and yourselves; with this, was you put to it, you would encounter all these difficulties ten times told.

    Sterne

  • Thank thee, my boy: and here is a crown-piece in return for thy bottle-screw — it shall open us a bottle of the very best too,” says my father.

    The Fatal Boots

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