from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In well-boring, the connecting-link between the working-beam and the cable, which is let out as fast as the drill penetrates the rock, so as to regulate the play of the jars.
  • n. A set-screw the point of which bears against an object or a bearing, and serves to adjust it.


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