from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plane whose bit is presented on the side, used to trim the edges of objects which are held upon a shooting-board while the plane moves in a race.


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  • The surface-end of some of these pillars was strongly marked with right lines parallel to one of the sides of the mesh, and it was found that there was a tendency in the ice to split down planes through these lines and parallel to the corresponding side-plane.

    Ice-Caves of France and Switzerland


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