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  • noun Plural form of wrecker.


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  • One particularly ruthless man from an especially notorious family of wreckers is claimed to have bitten the finger off a dead man's hand to obtain a ring that stubbornly clung to the swollen finger of the corpse.

    Gutenber-e Help Page

  • People who point this out are often called wreckers or pedants - I plead not guilty m'lud.

    Slugger O'Toole

  • People who point this out are often called wreckers or pedants - I plead not guilty m'lud.

    Slugger O'Toole

  • There were three separate points in the fixing process where I was totally ready to give up and call the wreckers, but the physicists proved unstoppable:

    We have mad mechanic skillz! (Or at least, we know the right people)

  • In Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Norfolk, and New Orleans, large firms are established whose special business it is to send assistance to distressed vessels, and to save the cargo if the vessels themselves can not be prevented from becoming total wrecks; and these firms are known as wreckers -- a name which in the olden time was given to

    Harper's Young People, December 30, 1879 An Illustrated Weekly

  • 'wreckers' - in the vein of terkkers vs. trekkies:- will be there for the next tour, this one can wait.

    "So Funny" In Bold, with Exclamation Mark

  • Darry saw that the other was swallowing his resentment in order to pick up information, and he remembered what dark stories he had heard in connection with the men who formed the companions of Jim's father -- that they were termed wreckers, and some said they had reached a point of desperation where they did not hesitate to lure a vessel upon the reefs in order to profit from the goods that would float ashore after she went to pieces.

    Darry the Life Saver The Heroes of the Coast

  • Professor Wilkinson has admitted that an idea he hoped would escape the "leftwing ghetto" to transcend party politics and make Britain a happier, less-divided, more sociable, healthier and safer place has been made unpalatable for Conservatives by "wreckers" from the right.

    The Spirit Level: how 'ideas wreckers' turned book into political punchbag

  • The Bolsheviks couldn't accept that their way of running a society produced famine and catastrophe - so they preferred to believe in a vast conspiracy of Trotskyist "wreckers" plotting to bring it down from within, and they tortured their comrades into "confessing" to it.

    Johann Hari: Conspiracy Theories Drain Our Political Energy -- and Lead Nowhere

  • I had not heard of "wreckers" before reading this book.

    The Queen of Gothic Strikes Again!


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