from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A printer's tool consisting of a metal bar formed into a hammer head at one end and a claw at the other, -- used as a lever and hammer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In printing, an iron hammer with a split curved claw at the end which serves for a handle. The claw is used as a pry for lifting forms from the bed of a press.


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  • A meaty, crispy, gelatinous sheep's-foot croquette is a reminder that nose-to-tail eating, so fetishized by American chefs, is just the way they do things in France.

    Eating Well in Historic Rouen

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