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  • n. Plural form of stiffening.


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  • Fabricating edge stiffenings of containers or cases, preparing saddle joints.

    1. Purpose of Bending

  • Fabricating sheet-metal stiffenings on container rims, hinge joints, cylindrical cavities with flat sections for accommodating pins and spiral springs.

    1. Purpose of Bending

  • Fabricating sheet-metal stiffenings on containers and sheet linings.

    1. Purpose of Bending

  • Now, however, manufacturers can buy the soles of one merchant, the heels of another, the box toe and stiffenings of another, and so on.

    Makers of Many Things

  • So far she had been very shrinking and maidenly with him in their solitary moments, and he had been all delicate chivalry and respect, tasting to the full the exquisiteness of each fresh advance towards intimacy, towards lover's privilege, adoring her, perhaps, all the more for her reserve, her sudden flights, and stiffenings.



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