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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cast-iron hollow cylinder, from 3 to 5 calibers in length, accurately turned on the exterior, and used to verify the accuracy of the finished bore of a gun.
  • n. A gage for testing or measuring the size of the opening in the escape-wheel of a cylinder-escapement.
  • n. A steam-gage connected with the cylinder of a steam-engine.


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