Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An implement for cutting open one end of a sealed tin can.
- n. Alternative form of can opener.
“M: Don't know, but I bet it never has to look for a can-opener.”
“First course is now served with the kind assistance of the can-opener.”
“Now I think they're an effective can-opener for the blows that follow, at least for some of their intended audience.”
“Most respondents had a flashlight, a manual can-opener, over-the counter pain relievers and fever reducers, personal hygiene supplies, a first aid kit, and a two week supply of prescription drugs.”
“But making teh can-opener noyze iz teh furst thing a cat-rangler lerns!”
“The “imagine an intelligent and capable political process” argument is directly analagous to the “assume a can-opener” retort used often to criticize the “rationality” axiom of economics, but of course any really real social scientist accepts that particular assumption on its face.”
“Teh kitteh doan has can-opener skillz yet, wi stil sayf.”
“He died rich in 1989, secure in the gratitude of just about everyone except can-opener manufacturers.”
“I haz no trubble herding cats–dey all come runnin as soon as dey herd teh can-opener!”
“March 24, 2008 at 2:12 pm akshully, bowl wuz empty, den someone ran teh can-opener an suddenlee *POOF!”
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