from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A steel instrument used in drawing straight lines on metallic plates; a metal-scriber.


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  • When their principal drawing-point became inaccessible they were reduced to despair, and perhaps presented the only case ever known in which "tearing the hair" would seem to have been attended with some practical benefit.

    Lippincott's Magazine, October 1885


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