screw-elevator love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A form of passenger-elevator in which the cage is lifted by a screw.
  • n. A dentists' tool, consisting of a staff having a gimlet-screw on the end to screw into the root of a tooth in order to pull it out.
  • n. In surgery, a conical screw of hard rubber used to force open the jaws of maniacs or persons suffering from lockjaw.


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