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  • noun Plural form of lathe.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of lathe.


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  • Figs. 8 and 9 show the method of machining the cylinders and pistons, the whole of which can be done by ordinary lathes, which is evidently a great advantage in the event of reboring, etc., being required in the colonies or other countries where special tools are inaccessible.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 497, July 11, 1885

  • He said foreign companies may have supplied industrial tools, such as lathes which were used in making the bombs, but the companies would not have known to what use the equipment was put.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • When he received his award he discussed a development project which The Globe and Mail sponsored in conjunction with Care Canada and asked Canadian businesses to donate light industrial machinery such as lathes, drill presses and welding equipment to the people of Villa El Salvador in a slum area of Lima, Peru.

    Canada—A Community of Communities

  • Volumes I and II, have lots of information on using bicycles to power simple machines such as lathes, threshers, washing machines, saws, pumps, and generators.

    Chapter 15

  • Okuma, which manufactures machine tools such as lathes and crankshafts, surged 7. 5%, while Kobe Steel, maker of steel as well as industrial and construction machinery, rocketed up 6. 3%.


  • First the "lathes" are actually physical computing devices.


  • These workers were taught to use basic machinery to cut pieces of steel, mill the metal, and shape it on lathes; the goal at the start was to create nothing more complicated than a small steel box.


  • Tinner set about upgrading its capabilities, ordering the specialized lathes and other machinery required to begin manufacturing the centrifuge components.


  • Tahir leased several warehouses and they were filling up with equipment—centrifuge prototypes from Pakistan, lathes from Spain, a specialized furnace from Japan, electronics from Turkey, specialty metals from Singapore, valves and pumps from Switzerland and Germany.


  • Tinner was training the workers on the new lathes and other machine tools.



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