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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A machine for cutting something (as a picket, a peg, a match, etc.) to a point.
  • n. A machine for finishing the ends of pins, nails, etc.
  • n. A machine or, more properly, an apparatus used by sculptors in the production of stone or marble copies of clay models, to locate accurately any point in the copy of the modeled figure.
  • n. A machine for preparing printed sheets for cutting.


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