from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The characteristic form left on the surface of any article which has been shaped or worked by a tool, such as a saw, plane, lathe, etc.
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A subsection of tool-mark analysis, ballistics matching is predicated on the theory that when a bullet is fired, unique marks are left on the slug by the barrel of the gun.
I confirmed it with our tool-mark examiner upstairs.
The English carvings are often spirited, so as to be almost grotesque in their strenuousness, and the tool-mark is visible, giving ruggedness and interest.
But nowadays the stone is all gone over with a metal toothcomb, and scraped till not a tool-mark remains, and wood is glass-papered till every particle of sharpness and character is taken out of the work.
Many of the stones in it were hewn by his hand, and on several of the blocks forming the land-breast his tool-mark is still to be seen.
Larimer County Sheriff's Office investigator Dan Gilliam, deemed an expert crime-scene analyst and firearm and tool-mark examiner witness, testified during direct examination by prosecutor Mitchell Murray about the scene of the standoff and the weapons used.