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instrument of torture that crushes the thumb

screw designed to be turned with the thumb and fingers

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But despite its limitations, The Riot Club grips like a thumbscrew.
The ruler on the BORA Magnetic Combination Square is held on with a rare earth magnet, so instead of loosening a thumbscrew to adjust it, all you have to do is slide it back and forth.
The only schematic on the 39A we have shows part 53, the thumbscrew.
If you look at the photo of the paddle lying on the lid (top right), you can see the centering hole as well as thumbscrew and setscrew arrangement.
general know we still were men, though they had turned the thumbscrew to
From the Iron Maiden, the Guillotine, and the Scavenger's Daughter to the Ear Chopper, the Thumbscrew, and the Ducking Stool, "Infernal Device" reveals the fundamental brutality of torture devices and is strongly recommended to the attention of those who are engaged on either side of the current national debate over the complex issues involved with waterboarding and other means of 'harsh interrogation'.
When used with the included SeaLATCH USB host cable, the metal thumbscrew provides a secure metal-to-metal connection to the hub, and it prevents accidental disconnection of the USB cable.
An auto-clamping lever with clamping stroke amplification to eliminate the slow thumbscrew clamping adjustment needed for various cable sizes.
The guide is secured to the transducer by repositioning and tightening the thumbscrew into the closed position.
The Thumb Nut series of thumbscrews with internal female thread can be used as a stand-alone thumbscrew or in conjunction with the company's Instant Thumbscrew Knob to create a thumbscrew with a check nut, thereby facilitating locking down an adjustment.
The plastic knob portion of the thumbscrew is offered in black and will soon be available in red, gray, and yellow.
The English class system, as entrenched as any despite nominal democratization, maintains a firm thumbscrew on minorities and the improverished.
Scholars across the discipline of political science are grappling with where institutions come from, and Turning the Legislative Thumbscrew is a masterful contribution to the emerging debate.
When used with the included USB cable with a SeaLATCH USB type B connector, the metal thumbscrew provides a secure connection to the device and prevents accidental cable disconnection.
Maintain pressure on both the gauge and the plunger and snug down the thumbscrew to lock the plunger in position.