from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In carpentry, a bench fitted with a clamping device, used to hold a piece of timber as it is shaved with a drawing-knife.
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It seemed that Walter had a full quiver of helpers in his business, for they were all alike, and all plainly sons of one father, and he the small, spry, dark man who straightened up from his shaving-horse, knife in hand.
Often in the evening we had to make room by the cooking stove for his shaving-horse, or his leather and harness tools, while he worked until ten or eleven o'clock making or mending some implement or harness.