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  • n. A sharp-edged tool used for scraping, or for removing paint etc.


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  • In this work the flame of the lamp is directed against the old paint, which becomes soft and is removed with a chisel knife, or a scraper called a shavehook.

    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

  • He silently put aside the things he had been using, went into the room where he had left his tool-bag and coat, removed his apron and white jacket, folded them up and put them into his tool-bag along with the tools he had been using -- a chisel-knife and a shavehook -- put on his coat, and, with the tool-bag slung over his shoulder, went away from the house.

    The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists


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