Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A screw-press or a fly-press used in cutting shapes or planchets from strips of metal.
  • noun In bookbinding, a wooden screw-press of small size to which is attached a knife sliding in grooved bearings, used for trimming single books. Also called plow-press or plow and press.

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Examples

  • While he tried to follow his son's train of thought, he went through the list of odds and ends of plant needed by a country business, drawing David now to a hot-press, now to a cutting-press, bragging of its usefulness and sound condition.

    Two Poets

  • Knights, disguised as devils, invaded the place in the middle of the night, put him into his own cutting-press, and left him shrieking to himself like the souls in hell.

    The Celibates

  • Knights, disguised as devils, invaded the place in the middle of the night, put him into his own cutting-press, and left him shrieking to himself like the souls in hell.

    The Two Brothers

  • While he tried to follow his son's train of thought, he went through the list of odds and ends of plant needed by a country business, drawing David now to a hot-press, now to a cutting-press, bragging of its usefulness and sound condition.

    Lost Illusions

  • While he tried to follow his son’s train of thought, he went through the list of odds and ends of plant needed by a country business, drawing David now to a hot-press, now to a cutting-press, bragging of its usefulness and sound condition.

    Two Poets

  • While he tried to follow his son’s train of thought, he went through the list of odds and ends of plant needed by a country business, drawing David now to a hot-press, now to a cutting-press, bragging of its usefulness and sound condition.

    Two Poets

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