from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A department in a well-ordered machine-shop in which tools, jigs, and gages, etc., are made, ground, or otherwise kept in order, and whence they are handed out to the men. Lockwood, Dict. Mech. Engin. Terms.


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  • The capper: At my going-away party, one tool-room engineer--a guy who had hazed me hard in the beginning--asked if I wouldn't mind talking to his son about going to college.

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  • The general tool-room work included an exhibit of seventy-one punches and dies for cartridge making.

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  • The next three groups included gauges, drills, cutters, punches and dies, trucks, jigs, tap pieces and general tool-room work.

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  • In the tool-room there are five classes of from eight to fourteen boys every day.

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  • The porches purchased everything from a brace and bit to a lathe for the new tool-room and put the finishing touches to the dairy.


  • She went on into the bedroom, which had been formerly the tool-room.

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  • Lanstron turned and through the door of the tool-room saw Feller entering the sitting-room.

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  • It is well to have the Cannas started in boxes in sunny windows, in tool-room or carriage-house, by mid-April.

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  • In the tool-room at the other end of this car was kept everything that experience could suggest or ingenuity devise for handling and removing wrecked cars, freight, or locomotives.

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  • And in computing the low cost of $0.033 per ton, the office and tool-room expenses, and the wages of all labor superintendents, foremen, clerks, time-study men, etc., are included.

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