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  • n. Alternative spelling of coat hanger.

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Examples

  • The coathanger is a vivid reminder, lest we forget.

    Crooks and Liars

  • X Factor twins Jedward have found an unlikely fan in Sex Pistols star John Lydon, but he has no love for 'coathanger' Katie Price.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • "coathanger" abortions any abortion that used a household object, even a smooth, easily sterilized one like a knitting needle. whereas "self-help" abortions are those in which the woman used materials intended for medical use or touted as appropriate for abortion by activists.

    RealChoice

  • I fished out everything I could with a coathanger ...

    Archive: Oct 08 - Mar 09

  • Also in Vulpecula is the Coathanger or Brocchi's Cluster whose binocular-brightness stars are arranged in the form of an inverted coathanger.

    Starwatch: The summer triangle

  • She put my thumb against the muscle on the top of my lower right arm, and had me push hard ( "as if the thumb was a coathanger hanging off the back of your arm").

    Last Weekend, part 2 of 2

  • Then i can swap between a lid attached to a cable and a lid attached to a coathanger wrapped in wire and made into a handle.

    Repurpose Empty Bleach Bottles As Dumbbells | Lifehacker Australia

  • We never expect Oprah to compete looks and size-wise with Katie Couric (gym-thin with impressively well-toned biceps), Diane Sawyer (size 4 and mysteriously line-free) or former NBC reporter and longtime Oprah friend Maria Shriver (so gaunt her flesh strains against coathanger jawbones).

    Elaine Liner: Oprah Hits 2-0-0: Media Say "Oh, No, No!"

  • Those numbers showing how most Republicans still don't realize that he is anti-coathanger or that he moved in with two gay guys while going through his last divorce really make it hard for me to believe that Republican primary voters will be there for him in January (or December, the way things seem to be going with the primary/caucus schedules).

    Rudy Hits Back At Edwards Over Recovery Worker Remarks

  • If his opponents in the primary stoke concerns about his commitment to being pro-coathanger and anti-gay, that should be enough to sink his nomination.

    Jerry Falwell: Romney's Mormonism "Will Not Be A Factor"

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  • "Brocchi's Cluster, also known as the Coathanger: a conspicuous asterism easily seen with binoculars in the constellation Vulpecula."

    --Wikipedia

    December 14, 2009