smoothing-plane love



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.

    The Minds and Manners of Wild Animals A Book of Personal Observations


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