So the OCU comes up with an idea of putting a lid on the problem area, and compares it to "the old deflowerer".
Now I don't know about anyone else, but the mental image I get when someone says "deflowerer" is just not terrible pleasant. It sounds potentially, um... Well, rather like a device one doesn't discuss at work!
I gave the OCU a strange look, and asked him what this "deflowerer" is supposed to do. Now he thinks I've got a dirty mind. *sweatdrop*
(For the bored, we make contact lenses, which are made in a mold. Several molds are grouped together on a spindle, and the whole contraption looks rather like a flower. The deflowerer was used to pull the two halves of the mold apart so that the lens inside could be extracted.)