from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To tame; daunt (which see).
- To reduce metals to a lower temper.
- n. In coal-mining, coal which is so much disintegrated as to be of no value.
- n. A heavy metal weight, of from 30 to 40 pounds, used to press down layers of provisions that are being packed in casks.
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