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today's wwftd is... zerk

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    the worthless word for the day is: zerk [fr. Oscar U. Zerk, American inventor] /zerk/ a grease fitting A zerk is a grease fitting on a machine, a sort of
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      the worthless word for the day is: zerk

      [fr. Oscar U. Zerk, American inventor]
      /zerk/ a grease fitting

      "A zerk is a grease fitting on a machine,
      a sort of hollow nipple, over which a grease
      gun is fit, and through which grease is
      applied to moving parts... Oscar U. Zerk
      was born in Austria but lived in the United
      States. In the 1920's, while working for
      the Alamite Corporation, he invented the
      Zerk fitting. He died in 1968 ... and
      probably slid effortlessly into his coffin."
      - Father Steve, at AWADtalk (July 1, 2005)

      "The beefy arms themselves are thick, rounded
      heavy-duty shafts made of 1 ΒΌ-inch heavy-wall
      DOM tubing, are zinc-plated and come with zerk
      fittings and Grade 8 mounting bolts."
      - Gabriel Sheffer, Four Wheeler, Jul 29 2005

      -tsuwm
      http://home.mn.rr.com/wwftd/
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