screw down

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I just gulped the screw down. And everyone's happy that electricity was back and I'm like mom, I ate a screw.
It is criminal to screw down the living standards of loyal public servants in vital jobs.
If you can't get under the stairs, you will either have to fix angle brackets to the tread and riser, or screw down through the tread into the riser.
There is nothing sinful about borrowing at low rates of interest to invest in infrastructure and skills to grow our economy, but all parties have fallen into the Tory trap of using the deficit as an excuse to screw down wages and destroy our welfare state.
You need to screw down through the tread into the top riser.
To use, simply remove filter from packaging; before use, soak filter upright in cold water for 12 minutes; attach calendar ring to filter (rotate indicator to align with purchase month); insert filter into basket and screw down to lock in position; replace filter after two months or 40 gallons, whichever comes first.
You screw down l/2-in.-thick treated plywood to the existing deck and then glue down a polyester fabric (several colors available).
It appears that whoever secures first run will go on to land the spoils, and preference is given to ELWICK BOLERO on the basis he may have the edge in the early pace department before really turning the screw down the far side.
Washington, June 29 (ANI): McAllen police have arrested a 28-year-old man for killing his 2-year-old stepdaughter during the World Cup soccer game on last Saturday by jamming a screw down her throat in an attempt to make the slaying appear accidental.
According to the police report, Castro shoved a screw down her throat to make the fatality look like an accident.
Following this, go over to your belt grinder or use a Dremel tool with an abrasive grinding point to smooth the cut end of the screw down to match the rear surface of the Screw Chek'r.
Screw down any loose boards, checking first that there aren't cables or pipes underneath.