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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A screw- or fever-vise for compressing a spring: used in assembling, as in gun-work.
  • n. A vise closed by a spring, so that no more compression may be possible on the work than the maximum effort, of the spring.
  • n. A vise opened by a spring when the compression of the screw is released.

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