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swi vuhl

  • n  a coupling (as in a chain) that has one end that turns on a headed pin
  • v  turn on a pivot

  • One of two Walkman-branded phones, this petite swivel model holds as many as 120 songs and plays for up to 15 hours.
  • You swivel the top half to turn on the power and increase the volume.
  • The heroes try to keep their equilibrium while dodging flame darts from Yam; they use burning sticks as swords; they balance one pole on another, like a teeter-totter, and swivel .
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  • McLean man prepares for daunting challenge
    Everyone knows life can get a little dull sometimes. Our eyes fixed on a screen and our rears glued to a swivel chair, the doldrums of routine always threaten to ensnare us: Wake up, go to work, attend meetings, drive home, sleep, repeat.
    June 7, 2013 - The Fairfax County Times

  • Hines Ward in International Herald Tribune
    I always keep my head on a swivel,Ward said Tuesday. "It's football. ...... Their heads should be on a swivel."
  • Keith Bulluck in Boston Globe (registration)
    Just the way they were acting after the game kind of irked me,Bulluck said. "A couple of the guys on the team weren't being too professional. It is only a preseason game, but 87 [Reche Caldwell] needs to keep his head on a swivel, that's...
  • James Farrior in USA Today
    He better have his head on a swivel,Farrior said. "Every time we go up against those guys, I'll be looking for him."

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