from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hand-tool or die for cutting screws.
- n. A screw-cutting machine, or one of the cutting-tools used in such a machine.
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Saw, among other inventions and improvements, anchor shanks made largest about one third of the distance from the crown, where they always bend or break; an original screw-cutter of uncommon merit; and a perpetual capstan for drawing in wood for the mill.
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