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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hand-tool for making eyelet-holes in leather or holes for lacings in belting.
  • n. A machine for punching leather.


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  • As for the mechanical piano, there is no escape from the certainty of just what notes are coming next -- that is, if little Johnnie has not been editing the paper record with his father's leather-punch.

    The Joyful Heart


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