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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A machine for bending sheet-iron stove-pipe in the operation of making elbows.
  • n. A flexible mandrel formed of a strong, closely wound steel helix, which is inserted in a soft metal pipe in order that it may be bent without distortion.
  • n. A machine for bending brass, copper, or iron pipe for cooling-coils or radiators.
  • n. A concave anvil or block on which sheet-metal is curved to form a pipe.


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