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  • n. Plural form of tightener.


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  • Now, within minutes of punching in the URL for Pure Romance by Sochy, I was deeply immersed in a strange and sensual world of "Like a Virgin" vaginal wall tighteners and c-rings with clitoral vibrators.

    Distractions: Head-On Collisions

  • The power in all cases is transmitted by systems of Manila rope belting; the rope is 2 inches in diameter; the grooves in the sheaves or pulleys are slightly oval, so that the rope does not go quite to the bottom; the ropes are horizontal, and run very slack (no tighteners), with no appreciable slip; the splices are made very long, to obtain uniformity in diameter.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 455, September 20, 1884

  • Robots are statistically better welders, painters, bolt-tighteners and product-movers than humans could ever hope to be.

    Boise Weekly

  • And I notice you (correctly) left the feds out of that list of belt-tighteners.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Obama takes over General Motors in order for US taxpayers to fund UAW pensions and salaries as welfare for idle Chevy lug nut tighteners.

    The Minority Report -

  • Belt tighteners of the World Unite: The failings of the G20

    NZ On Screen

  • Packed with skin-tighteners like caffeine and aminophylline, these products can actually make your stomach look leaner than it really is.


  • (Countries which defaulted or inflated their debt away saw bigger recessions at first, but had higher output growth than the belt-tighteners by the end.)

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • The highest debt ratio in the report's group of belt-tighteners was 286%, in Britain after the second world war.

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • It has generations of mechanical engineers for whom it must provide pensions … an army of bolt tighteners and metalworkers it must rehabilitate … acres full of manufacturing equipment suitable for making 20th century cars and trucks.

    The Daily Reckoning


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