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STAN DIXON, Thornaby Wash day trials of the days before machines MY grandmother had one of the wash tubs and rolling wringers that you put your washing through on the washing day.
The story's emotional cliffhanger puts the listener through the wringer.
Mildred Pierce (1945): Noir soap opera with Joan Crawford (near right, with and Ann Blyth, who played her daughter) going through the wringer as a hard-working divorcee.
An engaging story for readers of all ages, Hot Sand and Horny Toads vividly illustrates daily life of over half a century ago, from the wildlife of the desert to operating a wringer washing machine to the three party telephone line.
The pawn shop owner agreed to trade a wringer washer for the rifle.
The ergonomic wringer is utilized to combat Repetitive Strain Injuries, minimize bending, reduce fatigue, and decrease stress and strain on back, shoulders, and hands.
The competitive wringer of the past few years has meant that only efficient and well-capitalized operators have been able to stay in the wire chopping sector.
Marcy Lilly says she learned to can vegetables, use a solar cooker and a wood stove, collect rain water, wash her laundry with a hand-cranked wringer machine and hang it outside to dry, and use a human-powered radio.
The easy-to-use EasySat Bucketless Floor Mop for the cleanroom features a built-in solution tank that eliminates the need for a bucket and wringer.
Like The Card Game, whose raw spades and diamonds skid comically across a baize green ground, this work suggests the ambitions of, say, Howard Hodgkin--to recall in tranquillity a past social event and transmute it into paint--downgraded by several stations and fed through a wringer.
For Air Force readers, the essay on the Wringer Project is the first entry in what undoubtedly will become a new subfield in East-West Cold War history: the use of German former prisoners of war and detainees to build an intelligence and target database on the closed Soviet Union.