from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A machine for shaping or sharpening tools for the machine-or other work-shop, by exposing the surface to be treated to an abrading wheel driven at high speed.
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Steve left his job as a tool-grinder at Severance in Saginaw, Michigan, where he had toiled away, largely unappreciated, for 18 grueling years.
The machine adapted as a tool-grinder has six emery-wheels for varying characters of work.
I wondered what kind of tool-grinder they used for a manicure.