from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A machine for forming articles of hard materials, as metal, whether for the first rough shaping, or for decorative finishing.
- n. In shoe manufacturing, a press for stamping a trade-mark or the name of the maker on the sole of a shoe; a bottom-stamping machine.
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Human development can never be an assembly line or stamping-machine process.
It had been stamped out and shaped at one blow by a stamping-machine, and left in the silver solution subject to the action of the battery for perhaps fifteen minutes.
A stamping-machine marks the sole with the name of the manufacturer.
"Here she comes too," said the clerk, and he took the first-class ticket, juggled another in the stamping-machine, and dabbed it down through the pigeon-hole.
The stamping-machine is a great improvement on the old system, where you had to strike the inker first, and then the letter.