tumbler


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Synonyms for tumbler

a gymnast who performs rolls and somersaults and twists etc

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a glass with a flat bottom but no handle or stem

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a movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown

pigeon that executes backward somersaults in flight or on the ground

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Expert tumblers, they executed most amazing and side- splitting fails.
They grew stern and imperious as he shoved the tumbler of wine closer.
He half-filled a second tumbler and shoved it across the table.
The red wine was poured in tumblers for all, and the long dining-room was partly cleared for dancing.
Nikita having meanwhile finished his fifth tumbler of tea laid it on its side instead of turning it upside down, hoping to be offered a sixth glass.
So, after deliberating over the two last tumblers, whether he hadn't a perfect right to pick a quarrel with the tall man for having contrived to get into the good graces of the buxom widow, Tom Smart at last arrived at the satisfactory conclusion that he was a very ill-used and persecuted individual, and had better go to bed.
'In about half an hour, Tom woke up with a start, from a confused dream of tall men and tumblers of punch; and the first object that presented itself to his waking imagination was the queer chair.
'Tom was naturally a headlong, careless sort of dog, and he had had five tumblers of hot punch into the bargain; so, although he was a little startled at first, he began to grow rather indignant when he saw the old gentleman winking and leering at him with such an impudent air.
She held up her hand for silence, and finished the second tumbler of maraschino punch.
Here, for example, I have been speaking to you this morning about tumblers. Why, what do you know about tumblers?
A Your tumbler was made c1830 by French glassworks firm Baccarat using a method called moule en plein ('entirely moulded').
Some items of note here: Some Springfields used a two-notch tumbler (1-safety/load and 2-full cock), but the majority seem to use the familiar three-notch tumbler (1-safety, 2-load, and 3-full cock.) On H&R reproduction Springfields, the hammer screw passes all the way through the tumbler, acting as the inside pivot point for the tumbler.
* Pin tumbler locks with five or more pins offer greater resistance to picking.
But some participants were given short, wide tumblers while others were given tall, slender highball glasses.
Put the screen over the open (turned off) tumbler. Put a correctly sized (I use a five-gallon) bucket over the screen.