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General Crossword Questions for “tumblers”

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Encyclopedia

  • Tumbler may refer to: A part of a lock whose position must be changed by a key in order to release the bolt (see also: pin tumbler lock, tubular pin tumbler lock, and disc tumbler lock) A flat-bottomed drinking glass made of plastic, glass, or metal (see List of glassware#Tumblers). — “Tumbler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Tumblers were proposed by Ted Nelson in his book Literary Machines. A tumbler can be issued only once and never changes. The type of structure can grow at will, so the address space is infinite. — “Tumbler (Project Xanadu) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • A specially cut key rotates these discs like the tumblers of a safe to align the slots, allowing the sidebar to drop into the slots, thus opening the lock. Unlike a wafer tumbler lock or a pin tumbler lock, this mechanism does not use springs. — “Disc tumbler lock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • Abominable are the tumblers into which he pours his poison. — “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville
  • You have no tumblers among your pigeons." — “Middlemarch” by George Eliot
  • Who is it that's starving us?" shouted Denisov, hitting the table with the fist of his newly bled arm so violently that the table nearly broke down and the tumblers on it jumped about. "Telyanin! 'What? So it's you who's starving us to death! Is it? Take this and this!' and I hit him so pat, stwaight on his snout... 'Ah, what a... what a...!' and I sta'ted fwashing him... — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy
  • The unfortunate one! That so ill a chance should have come upon him in the midst of his diversion! He had swallowed several tumblers of brandy and water, and was therefore brave with reference to that interference of the police, the fear of which might otherwise have induced him to relinquish his hold of Ruby's arm when she first raised her voice. — “The Way We Live Now” by Anthony Trollope
  • If I had not guessed this, on the way to the coffee-house, I could hardly have failed to know what was the matter when I followed him into an upstairs room, and found Miss Murdstone there, supported by a background of sideboard, on which were several inverted tumblers sustaining lemons, and two of those extraordinary boxes, all corners and flutings, for sticking knives and forks in, which, happily for mankind, are now obsolete. — “David Copperfield” by Charles Dickens
  • Who is it that's starving us?" shouted Denisov, hitting the table with the fist of his newly bled arm so violently that the table nearly broke down and the tumblers on it jumped about. "Telyanin! 'What? So it's you who's starving us to death! Is it? Take this and this!' and I hit him so pat, stwaight on his snout... 'Ah, what a... what a...!' and I sta'ted fwashing him... — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy

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