beaming-machine love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A machine for winding yarn upon the beams of looms.
  • n. An apparatus for working hides with a slicking-tool or slicker.
  • n. Also called beamer.


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  • A beaming-machine for cotton warps, red, white and yellow, stands solitary in its section, and next to it is a model of a _cirque de taureau_, composed of nineteen thousand pieces of tin laboriously put together without solder, as if that were a merit, and stated to be the work of two years.

    Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878


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