barbarian\ method

To fix an imperfection of mechanical nature using brute force - i.e., a hammer. See the tool.

We were surprised at his speed repairing the car using the barbarian method.

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  • Boniface, St. — (c. 675 754)    Most famous and influential of all the Irish and Anglo Saxon missionaries to the continent in the seventh and eighth centuries, Boniface spread the Christian faith to pagan Saxons and other Germanic peoples. He also founded… …   Encyclopedia of Barbarian Europe

  • Gregory III, Pope — (d. 741)    Mid eighth century pope (r. 731 741) who sought aid from the Carolingian mayor of the palace and effective ruler of the Franks, Charles Martel, in order to resolve the crisis brought on by the failure of Byzantine power in Italy and… …   Encyclopedia of Barbarian Europe

  • the\ tool — Hammer, esp. when used to destroy an item that has not responded to reasonable requests to repair itself; usually requiring the use of The Tool, Part II (i.e. credit card) to replace said item. (See also barbarian method) We knew to put on safety …   Dictionary of american slang

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