Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stone-masons', or stone-dressers', chisel having a wide cutting edge which is serrated or cut with spaces resembling a V-tooth.

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Examples

  • Stone-cutting, shapely trimmings for façades, or window or door lintels—the mallet, the tooth-chisel, the jib to protect the thumb,

    Notes, 90–99

  • Stone-cutting, shapely trimmings for façades, or window or door-lintels—the mallet, the tooth-chisel, the jib to protect the thumb,

    Carol of Occupations

  • Stone-cutting, shapely trimmings for facades or window or door-lintels, the mallet, the tooth-chisel, the jib to protect the thumb,

    Leaves of Grass

  • Stone-cutting, shapely trimmings for façades, or window or door lintels -- the mallet, the tooth-chisel, the jib to protect the thumb, Oakum, the oakum-chisel, the caulking-iron -- the kettle of boiling vault - cement, and the fire under the kettle,

    Poems By Walt Whitman

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