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the Greeks to bruise olives at the press. The pavior's rammer is sometimes made so large as to be operated by several men. Perhaps it was to a large maul that Falstaff referred: — If I do, fillip me with a three-man beetle. 2. (Cotton.) The beetling-machine formerly used in cotton-mills consisted of a long series of ver (Weapon.) 1. A flexible-bladed cutlass from Bilboa. To be compassed, like a good bilbo, in the circumference of a peck, hilt to point, heel to head. — Falstaff (in the buck-basket). 2. A form of fetters for prisoners, named from Bilboa, Spain, where they were manufactured in large quantities, and shipped on the vesabric.) A coarse fabric of linen or hemp, stiffened with glue, and placed in coats and other garments to hold them in shape. This was not the material worn by Falstaff's two rogues in buckram suits. See Barracan. Buck-saw. A framesaw with one extended bar to form a handle, and adapted to a nearly vertical motion, in c<
when the advanced guard of Alexander was met in Northern India by a people who fought them with balls of fire, as the ancient historian narrates. The word canne, a reed, is well chosen; for the original tube was a reed or bamboo in all probability, and was also called by that name. The thing and its title have kept well together for two or three thousand years. This sometimes happens, as in the case of two kinds of cloth well known in England, and to some extent here, barracan and camlet. Falstaff says: — Two rogues in barracan (corrupted into buckram) set at me ; not knowing that he was talking Arabic, — barrakan, barkan, a garment of camel's hair, from barik, a camel. Our gossiping friend Samuel Pepys, and the more stately Sir William Temple, prided themselves on their camlet clokes, which, if genuine, were even then made of camel's hair, as they were in the time of Esau and Jacob. The word is about the same, strange to say, in the Aramean and Aryan tongues (Heb. gamal; Ar. gama
made in Western India from the inner bark of the Antiaris saccidora. A section of the tree about one foot in diameter is cut off, of the length required for a sack; soaking and pounding loosens it, and it is stripped off as a squirrel is skinned. Sew up the end, and the thing is complete. The bark is also used, pounded thin, cut up to the pattern required, and sewn together like any other fabric. The Spanish wine called sack, which would appear to have formed the principal nutriment of Falstaff, is said to derive its name from the leathern sacks containing it; others, however, think it a corruption of sec (dry). Sack′but. (Music.) a. An ancient windinstru-ment mentioned in Daniel III. 5-15. b. A wind-instrument of the trumpet species. It is of a low pitch, and the tone is modulated by lengthening and shortening by means of sliders. See Trom-bone. Sack′cloth. (Fabric.) Coarse stuff for sacks. Sack-fil′ter. See bag-filter, page 209. Sack-hoist. S
are hooked to the catch on the end of the ratchet-bar. The bar is raised by the lever, and is dogged by its attendant pawl. Stephenson's Street-car truck. Truck′le. A small wheel. A caster. Truck′le-bed. One running on casters, out and in beneath an ordinary bed. A trundle-bed (which see). Allen's car-truck. The truckle-bed was formerly appropriated to the squire or serving-man. See Merry wives of Windsor, Act IV. sc. 5; where the landlord of the Garter Inn says of Falstaff's room, — There's his chamber . . . . his standing-bed, his trucklebed Truck-jack. The illustration is from the manuscript of the Comte d'artois, and shows the count in one bed, his wife, disguised as his valet, in another. See also Hudibras, Part II., Canto II., where Hudibras With knocking loud and bawling, He roused the squire in truckle lolling. Truckle-bed. Trug. A mortar hod. Tru′ing-tool. A device for truing the face of a grindstone, or any other surface f