from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sharp steel tool used in turning and shaping the ends of other tools in seal-engraving, to suit each style of work.
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They use only the ancient spindle turned backwards and forwards by a treadle or by the left hand while the right guides the chisel or turning-tool, which cuts only half the time.
Such a record or phonogram, as it was then called, could be removed from the machine or replaced at any time, many reproductions could be obtained without wearing out the record, and whenever desired the record could be shaved off by a turning-tool so as to present a fresh surface on which a new record could be formed, something like an ancient palimpsest.
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