Instead, now we have a political science case-study proving how political fortunes can shift and change at warp speed.
One of my favorite moments in that film was when Spock mends the warp core and Captain Kirk goes down to see him.
But the warp and woof of the business changed hardly at all, nor should it have.
How to get Fitzgerald house trained before the floorboards begin to warp?
But the thugs are numerous enough to be part of the warp and woof of the community.
A number of looped threads called coats are fixed to it, and each one of these encircles a thread of the warp.
With a heavy heart he gave the order to cut the warp to which she hung.
The warp is stretched on a rude wooden frame, and this warp is either wool, linen, or cotton.
“We must find a warp, lads, and then we will do it,” cried the boatswain.
The rows of knots are pressed down, so that the warp is hidden and the weft partly concealed at back.
"to bend, twist, distort," Old English weorpan "to throw, throw away, hit with a missile," from Proto-Germanic *werpanan "to fling by turning the arm" (cf. Old Saxon werpan, Old Norse verpa "to throw," Swedish värpa "to lay eggs," Old Frisian werpa, Middle Low German and Dutch werpen, German werfen, Gothic wairpan "to throw"), from PIE *werb- "to turn, bend" (cf. Latin verber "whip, rod;" Greek rhabdos "rod," rhombos "magic wheel"), from root *wer- (3) "to turn, bend" (see versus). Connection between "turning" and "throwing" is perhaps in the notion of rotating the arm in the act of throwing; cf. Serbo-Croatian obratiti, Old Church Slavonic vreshti "to throw." The meaning "twist out of shape" is first recorded c.1400; intransitive sense is from mid-15c. Related: Warped; warping.
"threads running lengthwise in a fabric," Old English wearp-, from Proto-Germanic *warpo- (cf. Middle Low German warp, Old High German warf "warp," Old Norse varp "cast of a net"), from root *werp- (see warp (v.)). The warp of fabric is that across which the woof is "thrown." Applied in 20c. astrophysics to the "fabric" of space-time, popularized in noun phrase warp speed by 1960s TV series "Star Trek."
To induce a receptive and approving attitude in someone, esp by joking and cajoling: The second banana warmed the audience up before the star appeared (1950s+)