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  • noun a manually operated device for extinguishing small fires


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  • At the first bewildering '"Q?" from that steely-fronted maid the ritual overpowers you and you bow before porridge, kippers, bacon and eggs, stewed fruit, marmalade, toast, more toast, more marmalade, as helpless as the rabbit before the proverbial boa -- except that in this case the rabbit swallows its own asphyxiator.

    Antwerp to Gallipoli A Year of the War on Many Fronts—and Behind Them

  • Cords, after all, are very useful things: they allow even the cheapest telephone to enjoy the dual-function of a tethered nunchuck, can be wound tight around you if you get cold and are just eminently necessary if, like me, you happen to be an auto-erotic asphyxiator trying to get through a long distance relationship. for the iPhone gives your iPhone back its cord.

    Cult of Mac


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