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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A machine for dividing a skin of leather parallel with one of its surfaces in order to produce a sheet of uniform thickness.
  • n. A machine for resawing thick boards.


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  • On the other hand, Mr. Worthington displayed a knowledge of the falling-mill and splitting-machine and the process of tanneries in general that was surprising.

    Coniston — Volume 01


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