shearing-machine love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A machine used for cutting plates and bars of iron and other metals.
  • n. A machine for shearing cloth, etc.
  • n. A power-machine for clipping the fleece from the sheep; a sheep-shearer.


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  • The manufacture and sale of the new shearing-machine, into which Mr. Cooper introduced many additional improvements, was a prosperous business, especially during the war of 1812, when domestic woolen goods were in great demand.

    Peter Cooper The Riverside Biographical Series, Number 4

  • Shortly after, we find Douglas mentioned as having invented a brick machine, a shearing-machine, and a ball for destroying the rigging of ships; for the two former of which he secured patents.

    The Life of Thomas Telford

  • "I should think any one might have known that a fellow couldn't mind a shearing-machine with one hand.

    Pelle the Conqueror — Volume 04


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