Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An obsolete variant of wrench.

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Examples

  • "Well, I'm not after saying it was not a wrinch at firrst, but I considered it best to lave Wall Street -- Wall Street, ye understand, before ----"

    The Gem Collector

  • An 'Abraham Lincoln Wirt, yo' fetch a pail o 'water, an' wrinch out the worsh dish, an 'set a piece o' soap by, an '

    The Gold Girl

  • Billy was so clever that when he did get to school he would learn faster than other boys; and she added that his departure from home would be "a dreadful wrinch for Mrs. Dale."

    The Devil's Garden

  • That hero sthud f'r four hours in th 'dureway, ar-rmed on'y with a monkey-wrinch, an' built a wall iv invaders in frint iv him till th 'judges cud dig their way out through th' cellar, an 'escape to th' polis station.

    Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War

  • Well, they carried th 'corpse to th' side, an 'took th' ball out iv his stomach with a monkey wrinch, an 'th' game was ray-shumed.

    Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War

  • Th 'nex' day Mack is seen mendin 'a rustic chair with a monkey wrinch, Bryan has a pitcher took in th' act iv puttin 'on a shirt marked with th' union label, an 'they'se another photygraph iv Mack carryin' a scuttle iv coal up th 'cellar stairs.

    Mr. Dooley's Philosophy

  • Well, they carried th 'corpse to th' side, an 'took th' ball out iv his stomach with a monkey wrinch, an 'th' game was rayshumed.

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VI. (of X.)

  • "You struck the gintleman on the head with the wrinch, and I'll have you in the Tombs."

    Seek and Find or The Adventures of a Smart Boy

  • At length, with a wrinch, I bust it open, an 'thar before me, all in bright specie, lay fifty dollars!

    Autobiography of a female slave,

  • Yet feem'd ftie not to wrinch, though fhrewdly But thus her pafliive characfters msintain'd.

    The works of the British poets : with prefaces, biographical and critical

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