Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The placing of the top-box or cope on a foundry mold in preparation for casting. The cope must be clamped or weighted, however, before the mold is poured.
- n. The heading or burring-over of a rivet, either by hand or by a machine. The length of rivet required for closing-up in hand-riveting is one and one-fourth diameters for snap and conical heads, one diameter for countersunk rivets, and from one-eighth to one-quarter inch more than these for machine-driven rivets.
“Along with the other servers, I did my closing-up chores.”
“I expected to feel a little intimidated walking in, and, although they were friendly enough and mixed my Manhattan up quickly, I could tell they would rather have been left alone to their "deese, dems and dose" closing-up confab.”
“Boston: Little, Brown, & Co.Mr. White's closing-up of his Shakespeare labors has been long in coming, but comes good and acceptable at last.”
“He will tell you when the going is good, and when it only looks good; he will tell you the effects of five-minute halts, and how much benefit the closing-up rear of the column derives from them; he will tell you when”
“I forgot all about her till closing-up time, but when I got out in the court a little ahead of her, I found it was raining and blowing to beat the cars, and I went back to hunt her up, I being the only person that knew she was broke.”
“_ -- Before the closing-up of the ground, the principal part of the crop should be carefully taken up (retaining the roots and soil naturally adhering), and removed to the cellar; where they should be packed in moderately moist earth or sand, without covering the ends of the leaves.”
“Though they are extremely hardy, and will endure quite a low temperature, they are generally harvested in autumn, before the closing-up of the ground.”
“The plants will require no special protection or care during the winter; though a slight covering of strawy, stable litter may be applied after the forking-over of the bed in the autumn, just before the closing-up of the ground.”
“They may be taken from the ground for immediate use; or a quantity may be taken up in autumn, before the closing-up of the ground, and packed in sand, for use during the winter.”
“_ -- It is propagated from seed, which may be sown either in autumn, just before the closing-up of the ground; or in spring, as soon as the soil is in good working condition.”
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