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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In agriculture, a form of harvester by which the heads are torn off from the standing grain. See reaping-machine.
  • n. An apparatus for swaging up the heads of bolts or pins.
  • n. A kind of lathe for forming and trimming the heads of casks.
  • n. A press in which the heads of cartridges are shaped.
  • n. A machine for making the heads of pins.


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