wing nut

NOUN
  1. a threaded nut with winglike projections for thumb and forefinger leverage in turning
  2. any tree of the genus Pterocarya; fruit is a small winged nutlet; Caucasus to southeastern Asia
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  • The foot stretcher is easily positioned to achieve these positions by loosening the 3 wing nuts and moving the foot stretcher along the adjustment plates.
  • It’s getting to the point where some guy named Abdullah mugs an old lady, and someone’s going to call the masjid and ask for the imam’s response, and some right wing nutter’s going to blog a post asking, "Why haven’t all the Muslims condemned this mugging? The Jyllandsposten Controversy
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  • In this mad, mad world, decency and respect triumphed -- if only for a day -- silencing the wing nuts, who seem to skulk everywhere. Penelope Andrew: HuffPost Review: Oscar-Winner In a Better World, and Remembering Elizabeth Taylor
  • On this newly made, restricted strip one may peep and botanise without restraint, discovering that though it does not offer conditions at all favourable to the retention of moisture, plants of varied character crowd each other for space and flourish as if drawing nutriment from rich loam. Tropic Days
  • Steve: The problem is, if Ariel Sharon is a right-wing nut, that leaves us without a label to put on the people who were so far to the right that he left them behind in Likud — not to mention the people who were so far to the right they put a death-curse onhim! The Volokh Conspiracy » A Strange Thing About the Controversy Over Jerusalem
  • I'm not becoming a right-wing nut who's going to be moving halfway across the world.
  • I wonder how long it will take for normally intelligent and rational well educated people to become obsessed over the offhand remarks of moon hoax conspiracy theorists, while simultaneously neglecting (or even worse, fostering) the long term decadal downward social, political and educational trends which have created a fertile environment for the intellectual ignorance and apathy allowing nutty theories to prosper, and scientifically valid and interesting speculative theories like extraterrestrial life and ET visitation to be ridiculed. Apollo Landing Site Images - NASA Watch
  • This is an L-shaped bolt with wing nut that is used to clamp the leeboard bracket to the gunwales.
  • Joe Wilson wing nut from the GOP confederated Taliban state of south carolina. CNN Poll: Double-digit post-speech jump for Obama plan
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