from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting a file which has but a single rank of teeth—that is, has the teeth cut in one direction only, and not crossing.


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  • Others remarked that in recent years, some Hawaiian quilters had begun using multicolored batiks for their quilts with stunningly beautiful results, and some had departed from the single-cut pattern by layering appliqués of different colored fabrics in a style reminiscent of the appliqué one saw in mainland quilts.

    The Aloha Quilt

  • Talk it down by making a single quack every few seconds, or with a single-cut feed call -- not the rolling ticka ticka sound ducks make in the air but a series of evenly spaced cut sounds.


  • In this context the instructor has to mention that the use of files depends on their sizes and kinds of cut (single-cut, double-cut, rasp-cut).

    1. Objectives and contents of practical vocational training in the working technique of “Filing”

  • The "mill file," a very common form, is a flat, tapered, single-cut file.

    Handwork in Wood

  • Two eternity bands, the first designed as a baguette-cut diamond eternity band, mounted in gold; the second designed as a circular-cut and single-cut diamond octagonal-shaped eternity band, mounted in white gold. News

  • The menu for two includes a choice of salads; two single-cut filets; seafood choices of scallops, shrimp or crab cake; one potato and one vegetable to share, and choice of desserts. - RSS

  • The dermaShot, a single-cut silicone case, provides a grippy interior for your iPod without clinging to your clothes pockets.


  • Attempting to economize, my companion went with what the waiter pointed out was a great deal for $85 - the fixed-price menu, which included an iceberg wedge salad, a single-cut filet or New York strip, lobster tail or Alaska king crab legs, and a few spears of jumbo asparagus with balsamic glaze.

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  • Sotheby's described it as having an "articulated body designed to encircle the wrist and to assume a stalking attitude, pave-set with brilliant and single-cut diamonds and calibre-cut onyx, the eyes each set with a marquise-shaped emerald".

    The Guardian World News

  • It includes a choice of Caesar or house salad, two single-cut filets paired with your choice of jumbo lump crab cakes, shrimp Alexander or broiled sea scallops. - Main


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