from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In carpentry, a small fine plane used for finishing. See plane, 1.
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An animal that can turn a hand-organ at the proper speed, or ring a telephone and go through the motions of listening with a receiver, can be taught to push a smoothing-plane invented purposely for him; but whether he would learn of himself to plane the rough surface smooth, and let the smooth ones remain untouched, is an open question.