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king. (Carpentry.) a. A mode of fixing the end of a tie-beam or floor-joist to a beam, girder, or wall-plate. Cogging. b. Mortising. Cock′le. 1. The hemispherical dome on the crown of a heating-furnace. See heating-stove. 2. A hop-drying kiln. An oast. 3. To buckle, or contract into wrinkles. 4. (Porcelain.) A large drying-stove used in a house where biscuit-ware dipped in glaze is dried preparatory to firing. Cockle and garlic separator. Cock′le and Gar′lic Sep′a-rator. A machine for separating from wheat or other grain the seeds of cockle and the corms of the wild garlic, which is such a nuisance in some portions of the Atlantic slope. In the example, the hopper has a small adjustable outlet through which the grain falls on to the perforated cylinder and is carried round and swept on the board by the revolving brush. The cockle drops through the perforations into the cylinder, and is carried round till it is discharged at the end into a
r a, and the point of attachment of the pitman to the beam bears such relation to that of the piston-rod as will correspond to the relation between the stroke of the piston and the throw of the crank. b is the radius-bar of the parallel motion which secures verticality to the piston-rod. Grass′ing. The exposure of steeped flax-straw on the grass, where it is spread evenly and frequently turned to wash out the mucilage and loosen the shives and boon. Then follows breaking. Grass-seed Sep′a-rator. A form of sifter by which grass-seed is rid of larger and smaller matters, either grains or weed seeds, as the case may be. It may have several sieves, with wire-cloth of varying fineness, the more open to allow the grass-seed to pass and remove larger matters, and sieves with closer meshes to hold the grass-seed and allow certain small weed-seeds and dust to pass. Grate. 1. A grated box or basket, or a box with a series of bars for a floor, in which fuel is burned. The o
ber in which the operations described in the preceding article may be performed. See Hudson's patent, January 2, 1866. Sep′a-rating-sieve. A compound sieve used in powder-mills for sorting the grains according to their different sizes. SepSep′a-rating-weir. A weir of masonry so contrived as to allow the waters to flow away during floods, but having an intercepting channel along the face of the weir to collect the water in medium stages. Sep′a-rator. 1. (Husbandry.) a. A machiSep′a-rator. 1. (Husbandry.) a. A machine for thrashing grain in the straw. See thrashing-machine. b. A machine for clearing grain from foul,—dust, seeds, and chaff. See fanning-mill, page 825; winnowing-machine; grain-screen, page 1007. 2. (Metallurgy.) a. A large pan set bel and the wool dried. Sepa-ra-to′ri-um. (Surgical.) An instrument for separating the pericranium from the skull. Sep′a-ra-to-ry Fun′nel. A vessel of globular or spindle shape, having a narrow mouth, closed by a stopper, and t