from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In turnery, cuttings inclined to the axis of the cylinder which is being worked.
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The artisans of the Middle Ages were very skilful in the use of the lathe, and turned out much beautiful screen and stall work, still to be seen in our cathedrals, as well as twisted and swash-work for the balusters of staircases and other ornamental purposes.
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