Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In boot-making, a machine for turning boot-legs after the seams have been sewed and rolled flat.
“One man started with a turning-machine, which was attached to the mill.”
“Moulds are used to fashion the bases of the larger vessels and the inner part is shaped by the hand; a rough turning-machine simplifies the finishing of the upper part of the vase, leaving it comparatively smooth.”
“In a handsomely-furnished drawing-room might be seen a cabinetmaker constructing a tube and stands of all descriptions; while Herschel's brother Alex was engaged in a bedroom in putting up a gigantic turning-machine.”
“The big gun is still on the axle, or turning-machine, by means of which it has been bored.”
“A cabinet-maker making a tube and stands of all descriptions in a handsomely furnished drawing-room; Alex. putting up a huge turning-machine (which he had brought in the autumn from”
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