"I want to stop him before he screws up a real missing person case by sending the police off on a snipe hunt," he snarled.
Not if it screws up what we're doing... what we should be doing right now, instead of talking about my love life.
That kind of thinking screws up successful prosecution and doesn't help getting search warrants.
There are all kinds of different tools, pitons, hammers to set pitons, ice screws, pound-ins, ice hooks, wired nuts and cams—different stuff for different surfaces.
Plus, I wouldn't trust Arthur as far as I could toss him and if he screws around with this he could get someone killed.
They didn't even take time to put the screws back in.
P. io) claim that became universal; the methods of illumination were improved; and micrometers with screws of previously unheard of fineness and accuracy were produced.
The eyepiece slides into the tube cd, which screws into the brass ring ef, through two openings in which the oblong frame, containing the micrometer slides, passes.
2, and consist of brass forks k and 1, into which the ends of the screws o and p are rigidly fitted.
Motion is communicated to the forks by female screws tapped in the heads m and n acting on the screws o and p respectively.
Thus the smallest rotation of either head communicates to the corresponding slide motion, which, if the screws are accurate, is proportional to the amount through which the head is turned.
The later English artists have somewhat changed the mode of communicating motion to the slides, by attaching the screws pdrmanently to the micrometer head and tapping each micrometer screw into its slide.
In the middle of this slide a stiffly fitting brass disk is inserted, to which a small turn-table motion may be communicated by an attached arm, acted on by two fine opposing screws accessible to the astronomer; and by their means the " fixed web " may be rendered strictly parallel with the movable one.
One reply to this is that it is not difficult to determine from time to time the errors of the screws and to apply the necessary corrections to the observations.
They all wore short wooden wings which were fastened to their wooden bodies by means of wooden hinges with wooden screws, and with these wings they flew swiftly and noiselessly here and there, their legs being of little use to them.
"Smack at 'em, lads!" he kept saying, seizing the guns by the wheels and working the screws himself.