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  Skewer (chess) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In chess, a skewer (or thrust) is an attack upon two pieces in a line and is similar to a pin.
In fact, a skewer is sometimes described as a "reverse pin"; the difference is that in a skewer, the more valuable piece is in front of the piece of lesser value.
In the diagram to the left, with Black to move, the fl queen is skewered by White's bishop.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Skewer_(chess)   (295 words)

 Skewer -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Metal skewers are typically stainless steel and will have a pointed tip on one end and a grip of some kind on the other end for ease of removing the food.
Wooden skewers must be soaked in water prior to assembling and cooking to avoid burning.
A (A long pin for holding meat in position while it is being roasted) skewer is also a (A plan for attaining a particular goal) tactic in (A game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king) chess.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sk/skewer.htm   (121 words)

 * Skewer - (Gastronomy): Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Meat Skewer A long shaft or thin rod inserted through pieces of meat and other foods to hold several pieces together while cooking over a grill or roasting over a fire...
Cooking with a skewer, known as (shish) kebab, kabob, cabob, shashlik, even French dishes designated en brochette--no matter how you spell it or what you call it--is one of the oldest dishes known to mankind,...
Skewer - A thin, pointed metal or wooden rod onto which chunks of food are threaded, then broiled or grilled.
www.bestknows.com /gastronomy/skewer.html   (1112 words)

 Skewer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A skewer is a narrow metal stake used to cook kabobs.
While there aren't many recorded examples of skewers used in combat throughout history, skewers seem to be very popular among wizards in Elanthia as a weapon to hold when there are no wands.
Skewers are rather uninteresting to look at by themselves so we found a rendering of Chef Kentaur (he doubles as a sorcerer or something) holding a nice batch of roasted rolton legs on his brand new skewer.
members.aol.com /dargolyt/TheForge/skewer.htm   (97 words)

 Water Rockets by Yoram Retter - Skewer Design
Note: If such skewers cannot be found in the stores near you any round wooden stick will do, you can make the sharp end with a knife or a pencil sharpener.
Insert a skewer in the marked hole of the fin from sec 3.2 using the sharp end starting at the side of the hole in the flight direction.
The skewer should be forced by hand into the fin at least 5 cm (2 inch) so that the friction holds the two parts firmly together.
www.geocities.com /yoramretter/SkewerDesign-v02.html   (884 words)

 Chessville - Instruction - Beginner - Basic Tactics - The Skewer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A piece is said to be skewered if it is under attack from an enemy piece in such a way that it is forced to move (i.e., the only remotely rational response is to move), thus exposing another (usually less valuable) piece of the same color to capture by the enemy piece.
You may notice that pins and skewers look a lot alike geometrically: in both cases, the relevant pieces are arranged in a line.
Whether the potentially exposed piece is more valuable (pins) or less valuable (skewer) than the attacked piece is often (but not always) what distinguishes the two.
www.chessville.com /instruction/instr_begin_basic_tactics_skewer.htm   (473 words)

 Sunset: Soup for dessert, skewer savvy, Western barbecue sauces, and burger wines - includes recipe
Threaded onto skewers, the pieces become a single unit to lift and turn--no more rescuing your dinner from the coals.
When loading skewers, keep in mind that meat, poultry, firm-texture fish like swordfish, and shellfish shrink as they cook, tightening their hold on the skewer.
Crisp or firm vegetables and fruit tend to split when pushed onto thick skewers; slender, sharply pointed metal or bamboo skewers work best for these foods (to keep bamboo skewers from charring, soak a few minutes in water before using).
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1216/is_n1_v193/ai_15714521   (1409 words)

 How to Skewer Food for Grilling - eHow.com
If your skewers contain cherry tomatoes, for example, make sure the onions, peppers and meat are cut very small so they'll cook at the same rate as the tomatoes.
Cook your skewers over medium to medium-low heat, with the bottoms of the skewers extending past the edge of the grill.
Most skewered food should cook over medium or medium-low heat, with the bottom of the skewer off the grill, away from the heat.
www.ehow.com /how_17353_skewer-food-grilling.html   (431 words)

 Amazon.com: Weber Style Professional-Grade 4-Piece Skewer Set: Outdoor Living   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The skewer is equipped with a ring to help push grilled food off of the skewer.
I thought the ring was to hold the end piece of food from falling off during grilling (which is a problem I often have), but it is to aid in pushing the food off the skewer.
Traditional skewers don't have a big handle wasting precious real estate on the grill, these handles are very long, and quite useless when heated to grilling temperatures.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00020XZ78?v=glance   (631 words)

 When You Are Done with that Shiska-Bob can I have the Skewer?
I was cooking spaghetti at the time and put my hand on the Shiska-bob skewers, I pulled one out and wondered if I could poke it into my hair and if it would stay.
The skewer holds the bun tightly enough that it doesn't fall, but lets enough hair fall out so that it looks messy.
Besides the hair benefits of the skewer the skewer has come in very handy.
journals.aol.com /mdkjic/outtabodymommy/entries/427   (716 words)

 Chess - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pins are used to prevent the movement of an enemy piece by threatening any pieces behind it should it move.
Skewers are a kind of reverse pin where the more valuable piece is placed in front of a less important one.
A discovered attack is an attack where a piece moves and uncovers a line for another piece which does the attacking.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chess   (3088 words)

 Trainer Skewer
I've bought a Cyclops mag trainer this year and, as the instructions stated, I put in the temporary skewer for use with the trainer.
I assumed that the temporary skewer was included so that the trainer wouldn't scratch the one that came with the bike.
Location: Wayland, Ma The one that came with my trainer i use to ride with when im too lazy and as Rev. Chukc said it is easy to put the skewer in the trainer than my standard one.
www.bikeforums.net /showthread.php?t=86535   (312 words)

 Dirt Rag Forums - Skewer slippage
Your skewer is bad, you need a new hanger, blah blah blah..
If your skewer is okay, maybe you simply don't have it tight enough.
There might be a lump that forces the skewer out, or it might be too hard or slippery.
www.dirtragmag.com /forums/showthread.php?t=1382   (356 words)

 LIVING : Grilling & Barbecue : Skewering with Style : DIY Network
There are a large variety of skewers available today, from simple bamboo to decorative ones -- be aware that a lot of the decorative ones cannot be placed in the oven.
Lemongrass imparts a nice flavor to seafood -- shrimp or scallops are great to skewer with lemongrass and serve over a Caesar salad.
(Another good skewer for apples is a hearty twig from the yard, washed thoroughly).
www.diynet.com /diy/lc_grilling_barbecue/article/0,2041,DIY_14007_2272021,00.html   (376 words)

 Barbecue skewer structure and method (US6286418)
The barbecue skewer includes a rod or brochette to support, warm and cook food and a structure that allows for easy and effective removal of food when served.
Further, the remover may be attached to a skewer handle for storage and convenience or may be separately applied for use.
A barbecue skewer which allows food to be easily removed from said skewer, said skewer comprising:
www.delphion.com /details?&pn=US06286418__   (195 words)

 Poster 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This study explored the psychophysiological correlates of piercing the forearm of a male subject with a non-sterile metal skewer.
A clean non-sterilized skewer was pierced through his skin and muscle of the right forearm.
SCL and trapezius sEMG increased during the skewer insertion and decreased after the removal of the skewer.
www.ohiou.edu /isarp/conf_01/poster_2_01.htm   (293 words)

 Shrimp on a Skewer
For years, grilled shrimp cooked on a skewer served hot and juicy has been a menu favorite virtually everywhere in the U.S. and abroad.
We select only the finest white, pond-raised shrimp and hand prepare each skewer for perfect uniformity, removing all shell and veins and ultra quick freezing to retain that freshly harvested flavor we're famous for.
Place desired number of skewers on medium to hot grill, depending on how much crispness is desired.
www.seaharvest.com /skewers.htm   (467 words)

 Lesson Plans
Remove the skewer and thread the turbine pattern onto the skewer until it is about halfway down the skewer.
Replace the skewer through the hole in the cup with the turbine set inside the cup.
Carefully use the point of the skewer to pierce the center of the paddle wheel.
www.thirteen.org /edonline/ntti/resources/lessons/h_hudson_river/b.html   (2773 words)

 Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Glossary Sa--So
Bicycle tires have such a small contact patch and run at such high pressures that hydroplaning is an imaginary problem, even with completely slick tires.
In a quick-release hub, the skewer is the shaft that runs through the middle of the hollow axle, and the associated hardware, in cluding the quick-release cam and the acorn nut.
A plain hub axle, as opposed to a quick-release axle, which has a hole drilled through it for the quick-release skewer.
www.sheldonbrown.com /gloss_sa-o.html   (3408 words)

 Hans Christian Andersen: Soup from a Sausage Skewer
The idea that soup could be made from a sausage skewer was to them such an out-of-the-way, unlikely thought, that it was repeated from one to another through the whole forest.
When the morning dawned, and the gentle breeze rippled the glassy mirror of the forest lake, all the delicate veils and flags fluttered away into thin air; the waving garlands of the spider’s web, the hanging bridges and galleries, or whatever else they may be called, vanished away as if they had never been.
She had lost her sausage skewer, but not her voice; for she began to speak at once as if they only waited for her, and would hear her only, and as if nothing else in the world was of the least consequence.
hca.gilead.org.il /soup_fro.html   (5047 words)

 460 QUICK RELEASE SKEWERS SHIMANO WHEEL SKEWER Shop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
These front skewers are compatible with all front quick release hubs.
Front skewers are the same length regardless if you are putting it on a road or mountain bike.
MTB rear skewers are designed for use with 135mm spacing.
info.product-finder.net /icycles/Shimano-Wheel-Skewer.html   (122 words)

 Robert Mondavi Private Selection - The Art of the Skewer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Create your favorite ‘skewer’ recipe celebrating the Flavors of the Mediterranean for a chance to win a fabulous 7-day cruise for 2 to the Mediterranean.
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www.rmprivateselection.com /contest.asp   (257 words)

 skewer - yourDictionary.com - American Heritage Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A long metal or wooden pin used to secure or suspend food during cooking; a spit.
Any of various picks or rods having a function or shape similar to a skewer.
To hold together or pierce with or as if with a skewer.
www.yourdictionary.com /ahd/s/s0447800.html   (54 words)

 Skewer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A skewer is a thin metal or wood stick used to hold small pieces of food together while grilling.
A skewer is also a tactic in chess.
This page was last modified 09:22, 11 October 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Skewer   (147 words)

 Bootcamp Buddies - Weight Watchers Support Forum - Applebees Shrimp Skewer Salad
Two skewers 6 large shrimp on each, dark greens, onions, snap peas and tomatoes.
The Shrimp Skewer Salad is indeed on the WW menu at Applebee's.
Another fave is the teryaki (sp?) shrimp skewers on a bed of rice with steamed veggies.
www.healthdiscovery.net /forums/showthread.php?t=79733   (242 words)

 Skewer with more bite?
Sometimes my rear wheel gets torqued a little bit when I mash on the pedals......when I look at the tire it will be angled towards the left chainstay.
I try to tighten the skewer as much as possible, but sometimes the wheel does this and I have to loosen the skewer and realign the wheel again.
A shimno skewer is as good as they come.
www.bikeforums.net /showthread.php?t=88187   (352 words)

 Nimble FLY/Spider front hub bearing replacement
Angle the skewer into the side of the hub so that it moves the center spacer out of alignment (the spacer is loose in the center of the hub).
Knock the handle of skewer with the block of wood to push the opposite side bearing completely out of the hub.
Use repeated closing of the skewer and tightening of the skewer nut to push the assembly tightly together.
www.nimble.net /subpages/fronthubbearingsvc.html   (518 words)

 Sweet Celebrations Rose On A Skewer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Hold tip of tube parallel to the skewer, pointed directly at and a little off of the the skewer.
Apply steady pressure and twist skewer while wrapping the icing around it until icing meets the beginning.
Holding waxed paper square under piped rose, twist the skewer and gently slide the waxed paper up the skewer to remove the rose without damage.
www.sweetc.com /rose.htm   (271 words)

 MSN Encarta - Dictionary - skewer
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something similar to skewer: a thin pointed object used to pierce something or hold it in place
pierce something with skewer: to pierce somebody or something with a skewer or with something else that is thin and sharp
encarta.msn.com /dictionary_1861734777/skewer.html   (125 words)

 The Skewer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The skewer happens when two pieces line up on a diagonal, rank, or file.
In the diagram, the Queen is captured by the rook because the King must move.
The trick is to lure them to squares that can be skewered with your future moves.
members.aol.com /manusfealy2/ch28.htm   (253 words)

 Crafts : Tips / Techniques : Computer Paper Lei : Home & Garden Television
A large-eyed needle and yarn are used for stringing the leis but for practice, it is much easier to use a bamboo shish kabob skewer.
The look of the finished lei will be determined by the number of strips used (Mona used between three and six) and by the number of holes that you skip when putting the skewer through them.
Stack three paper strips on the skewer by inserting the skewer through the first hole in each.
hgtv.info /hgtv/cr_paper_crafts_tips/article/0,1789,HGTV_3295_1376366,00.html   (423 words)

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