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Synonyms for monkey-wrench

adjustable wrench that has one fixed and one adjustable jaw

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The schoolboy admitted picking up the 1ft-long monkey-wrench and tapping Jones on the leg with it.
It's time to become a full-fledged member of the monkey-wrench brigade.
Somebody emerges to throw a monkey-wrench in the woodwork and I believe that person is me.
What is at issue is what to do about it: rant, rave, and monkey-wrench, or play the political game?
The whole affair reads like a new Edward Abbey novel--fitting enough for an organization that modeled itself on 7he Monkey-wrench Gang.