wrench-hammer

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hammer fitted with a movable jaw so that it can also serve as a spanner.

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Examples

  • Mr. Mordacks hated Lancelot, and had carried out his banishment with intense enjoyment, holding him as in a wrench-hammer all the way, silencing his squeaks with another turn of the screw, and as eager to crack him as if he were a nut, the first that turns auburn in September.

    Mary Anerley

  • Mr. Mordacks hated Lancelot, and had carried out his banishment with intense enjoyment, holding him as in a wrench-hammer all the way, silencing his squeaks with another turn of the screw, and as eager to crack him as if he were a nut, the first that turns auburn in September.

    Mary Anerley : a Yorkshire Tale

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