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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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Some of the rarest and most expensive corkscrews from the 18th century were fashioned in silver and gold.
But the Palaeocastor's corkscrew chambers set it apart from all other known burrowing mammals, which generally tunnel straight down into the earth.
A wine opener with style, and oodles of it, is Anna G, the corkscrew from Alessi, with her smiling face, quirky haircut, and vintage dress.
The two steel corkscrews pictured here are each referred to as cellarman, dating from the late 19th/early 20th centuries.
Handily there's bound to be a spare knitting needle if no body's remember to bring a corkscrew.
The most basic corkscrew is one with a metal helix, or "worm," that is attached to a handle.
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.
Although most corkscrews these days, apart from the most basic "T" shaped coil stuck into a piece of wood, will function without the need for brute force, extracting the cork in one piece is where some designs fall down.
IT'S easy to see corkscrews as just a functional item but a forthcoming auction at Christie's proves they are becoming quite collectable.
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.
The slight issue is that, even though corkscrews have been around for 300 years or so, no one has invented the perfect answer to removing a stubborn cork, but many have tried, particularly the ingenious Victorians.
Corkscrews are a popular item to collect and I have found that wealthy professionals from abroad tend to be the most keen.