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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of spokeshave.


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  • It is probably not far off a hundred years old, and the seat, originally adzed and spokeshaved into shape, has been subtly worn, polished and rendered even more comfortable by generations of shifting bottoms.


  • When the glue is thoroughly set the corner block is sawn and spokeshaved to the desired shape as shown by the dotted line.

    Woodwork Joints How they are Set Out, How Made and Where Used.

  • Day after day waxed and waned; the one or two woodmen who sawed, shaped, spokeshaved on her father's premises at this inactive season of the year, regularly came and unlocked the doors in the morning, locked them in the evening, supped, leaned over their garden-gates for a whiff of evening air, and to catch any last and farthest throb of news from the outer world, which entered and expired at Little Hintock like the exhausted swell of a wave in some innermost cavern of some innermost creek of an embayed sea; yet no news interfered with the nuptial purpose at their neighbor's house.

    The Woodlanders


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