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corkscrew

a deformity in which the affected part is spiraled like a corkscrew.

corkscrew claw
a probably heritable defect of the lateral claw, usually of the front feet, of cattle causing serious lameness. The third phalanx is small and the claw is long, thin and curls over the medial claw. It takes very little weight. Called also curved claw, curled toe.
corkscrew penis
a corkscrew twist of the anterior, free part of the penis occurs normally in the vagina when a bull makes an ejaculatory thrust. Premature corkscrew penis is an abnormality which prevents intromission. It is caused by insufficiency of the dorsal apical ligament of the penis, very rarely by trauma. Most common in polled beef breed bulls.
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Corkscrew penis in a bull with a 90° ventral curvature. By permission from Blowey RW, Weaver AD, Diseases and Disorders of Cattle, Mosby, 1997
corkscrew tail
a short curled tail, sometimes with an abnormal setting at the butt, occurs in calves and dogs of the breeds with naturally short tails. In dogs it often leads to skin irritation with secondary pyoderma in the surrounding, deep fold of skin.
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A pile of perfectly serviceable corkscrews we saw at an antiques fair last weekend.
It's a fun little thing in a fish shape with a foil cutter and corkscrew featuring white oak wood and stainless steel.
This change forces already twisted fibers to rotate, which can tighten the corkscrew.
Rechargeable electric corkscrew with thermometer, pounds 49.
Straight pulls with T-bars are some of the simplest corkscrews available, consisting basically of a handle, usually made of wood, and a steel shaft and worm - the wiggly bit that goes into the cork.
Corkscrews were chosen to narrow the focus, with particular interest paid to corkscrew sets.
One time it was a knitting needle that acted as an impromptu corkscrew, plunging the wood into the bottle and splattering the walls with Shiraz, so that the room was transformed into a Hitchcockian murder scene.
In order to become drug free the user has to climb back up the corkscrew, for example, by getting re-housed in an area that does not have a significant drug problem.
Orders over $250 will include a free Concorde corkscrew during April.
Problems normally occur with corkscrews that have coils with a blade edge running along the length, almost like a screw.
He says the corkscrews most likely to be found in attic trawls are the direct pull variety.
In addition to the many wineries and restaurants at the event, other items to enjoy include the live entertainment, a souvenir Riedel wine glass, and a variety of vendors selling wine-related paraphernalia such as shirts, wine glasses, decorative corkscrews, and wine storage products.