right-and-left love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Made in pairs one member of which is adapted to the right and the other to the left side, as boots, shoes, gloves, etc.
  • Symmetrical with regard to a central plane: as, right-and-left engines.
  • Having both a right-hand and a left-hand thread: said of screws. Bolts and screws for certain purposes are sometimes made with both threads cut on one piece.

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Examples

  • And they're trying to come together, put aside some of their ideological reservations, the old right-and-left argument that was so much about politics of the 1990s in Iran, and they're trying to push back against what they see as a militarization of Iranian politics.

    CNN Transcript Jun 14, 2009

  • Anyone who doesn't recognize Parque Esqueleto, the Sister City-incarnation of Antonio's right-and-left braintrust, the man who almost single-handedly made Villaraigosa the most commonly mispronounced household name on the continent, isn't fit to type here --also single-handedly, while guarding the family mini-jewels. . .

    Measure R goes down in flames, City will appeal

  • She thought that I was not analytical, and that I was merely criticizing, "right-and-left" as she put it.

    Thursday, August 31, 2006

  • Ish swung Candy in the center of the ring, and the formation dissolved into the grand right-and-left, men's hands and women's touching, swinging through the circle, the smiling faces flushed red with exertion.

    Ishmael

  • When you took my hand for the grand right-and-left, I noticed that.

    Ishmael

  • Ish swung Candy in the center of the ring, and the formation dissolved into the grand right-and-left, men's hands and women's touching, swinging through the circle, the smiling faces flushed red with exertion.

    Ishmael

  • When you took my hand for the grand right-and-left, I noticed that.

    Ishmael

  • He never would dance with a woman who had red hair, except in quadrilles where he could not help himself; and then his hand-clasp was brief and perfunctory when it came to "Grand right-and-left."

    The Lonesome Trail and Other Stories

  • The rods which connect the governor with the valve-gear have ordinary brass ends or heads and are adjusted by right-and-left threads and secured by lock-nuts.

    Steam Turbines A Book of Instruction for the Adjustment and Operation of the Principal Types of this Class of Prime Movers

  • You haven't forgotten that right-and-left, arm, elbow and shoulder movement I taught you?

    A Collection of Stories

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