from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In weaving, the rod which extends longitudinally under the batten of a loom, forming a part of the stop-motion, and which raises a catch that, if not raised, engages mechanism which immediately stops the loom.
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These rods could be depressed, so as to open the valves, by the, stop-rod running over the sound-board.
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