from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Material with embedded wire teeth used for cleaning files; card-clothing
  • n. A tool for removing debris from between the teeth of a file.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A piece of card-clothing used for cleansing files from metallic dust.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

file (“cutting and smoothing tool”) +‎ card (“material with embedded wire bristles”)


  • Dario shifted his top file-card to the bottom, once again nearly dropped the whole stack, recovered, and looked out at his audience again.

    Duma Key

  • I used a calculator to do payroll and instituted a file-card system for keeping track of people with whom we did business.

    Steve and Me

  • During most of one week Martin lectured from file-card notes.

    Time and Again

  • "Okay," he said; he'd found what he was looking for, a packet of file-card notes which he riffled affectionately with a thumb, then set neatly on a corner of the desk top.

    Time and Again

  • There it was, right in front of my nose, an entry in the usual file-card form, complete with a location code for dock and wharf.

    Chase the Morning

  • Both files and rasps can be cleaned with a _file-card_, Fig. 148.

    Handwork in Wood

  • These were all real people whose names I wrote down on the file-card, as instructed.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VI No 1


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