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tire iron


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tire iron hand tool consisting of a lever that is used to force the casing of a pneumatic tire onto a steel wheel
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In literature:

Mr Sharnall had become aware that he was tired, and he stood and leant over the iron paling that divides the roadway from the stream.
"The Nebuly Coat" by John Meade Falkner
Of iron nerve and frame, nothing seemed to tire him.
"1914" by John French, Viscount of Ypres
The whole country, tired of war, crouched under the iron heel of the Puritan soldier.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Only we're some tired of havin' a hot iron held to our hides.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
Tiring-irons, a puzzle so called, 210.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
By the time I reached the farm-yard, where the Old Squire had hung up a large iron kettle and had water boiling in it, I was very tired indeed.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
He was terribly tired; his bones felt like bars of red-hot iron scorching their way through his flesh.
"Murder Point" by Coningsby Dawson
Then someone returned the borrowed tire-iron.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
I got into the back seat and split his skull with a tire iron.
"Deadly City" by Paul W. Fairman
In the tool compartment of the wreck she located a tire iron.
"Earth Alert!" by Kris Neville
The scraper was a large affair with flat-tired iron wheels and a blade eight feet long.
"The Idyl of Twin Fires" by Walter Prichard Eaton
Digby was a strong hardy fellow, but he was not made of iron; and, long before dinner-time, he gave signs of being very sleepy and tired.
"Digby Heathcote" by W.H.G. Kingston
He was welding an iron tire, and I watched his deft manipulations admiringly.
"A Maid of the Kentucky Hills" by Edwin Carlile Litsey
We go once, perhaps, to see him lift his heavy weights and break his iron bars, but then we are tired of him.
"The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society" by Upton Sinclair
The steel tire will be the strongest, comparing good qualities of steel and iron.
"Scientific American, Vol. XXXIX.--No. 24. [New Series.], December 14, 1878" by Various
The intention was expressed of making the tire usually of cast-iron chilled.
"Illustrated Catalogue of Locomotives" by Matthew Baird
A spring brake to wear against the iron tire of the wheel is the most satisfactory.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer
Iron tires are placed on wheels by heating them until they slip on easily.
"Physics" by Willis Eugene Tower
Now it thundered clamorously beneath the broad iron-shod tires of dray and vans.
"Local Color" by Irvin S. Cobb
He was now nearly sixty years old, lean and rugged, with a physique like iron and limbs that never tired.
"In the Days of Washington" by William Murray Graydon

In poetry:

Bicycle tires fare hardly on roads, but the heart
Has an easier time than rubber, they sheathe a cart
With iron, so lumbering and slow my mind must be made,
To bother the heart and to teach things and leam it its trade.
"Daily" by Ivor Gurney

In news:

"Veil, Duster and Tire Iron".
Clad at times in camouflage, facemasks and face paint to blend in, poachers trod through the underbrush with makeshift tools such as tire irons and screwdrivers looking for ginseng, police say.
Terrance Williams convicted of murder after beating a man to death with a tire iron in 1984.
Man Suspected Of Stealing Tires Shot, Beaten With Tire Iron .
Detectives say a man has been hospitalized after he was allegedly beaten with a tire iron and shot.
Men indicted in tire iron beating.
Police are looking for a woman who put a tire iron through another woman's door and then chased and hit her with the weapon, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's report.
A southwestern Illinois man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison in the 2008 tire-iron beating death of a woman in a motel.
An irate driver who was upset that another driver cut him off on Interstate 85 followed the other driver and hit his vehicle with a tire iron, according to an incident report from the Braselton Police Department.
Newton deputy breaks up assault involving handgun, tire iron.
A Newton County Sheriff's Office deputy happened to be at the right place at the right time on Oct 26 to break up an altercation involving a tire iron and a handgun.
Clad at times in camouflage, face masks and face paint to blend in with the surroundings, poachers trod through the underbrush with makeshift tools such as tire irons and screwdrivers looking for ginseng, police said.
Tire irons are forged steel, and they can really do a number on the softer material of aluminum rims —especially black anodized rims .
Motion Pro rim shields are designed to protect your expensive rims from the gashes of tire irons when mounting new sneakers Do they work.
BENNER TOWNSHIP, Pa. A Philadelphia man accused of brutally beating a man to death with a tire iron in 1984 is set to be executed at SCI-Rockview in Centre County next Wednesday.