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2. A trolling bait, consisting of a bright spoon and an attached hook.
A ball of light metal on a hook.
1. (Pottery.) a. A horizontal table carrying a revolving mold, on which earthen vessels are shaped.
A potters'-wheel; a throwing wheel.
b. A templet or former which is used in shaping the interior of a crucible or other vessel when the clay is upon the wheel.
See Fig. 1536, supra. See also Lecons de Ceramique, Vol.
II. p. 122 et al.; also Feldspath Porcellan, Weimar, 1835, Figs.
79, 80, 82, Taf. VII.
2. (Felting.) To harden and condense a felted fabric by repeated quick blows from rods, or by a platen or platens having a rapid vibratory motion.
A machine for felting fiber by an intermittent rolling action upon the material, which lies upon a table, and is kept warm and wet.
3. (Nautical.) a. A double and single blocktackle, used for such jobs as holding on to the cable, abaft the capstan, as the cable is heaved in. Also used in hauling hom
The piano-movement jack, which imparts the motion of the key to the hammer, is the invention of Christofori of Florence, 1711.
Rimbault's Pianoforte, London, 1860.
As a compound word, see under the following heads: —
Builder's jack.Jack-in-a-ly small in so hard a substance.
The invention of the process of drilling holes in rubies is attributed to M. Fazio, a native of Geneva, who introduced it into London in the year 1700.
Rubies are used as jewels in good watches.
They are the hardest stone that can be drilled, but cheaper stones, such as crystals, garnets, et, for hight; always horizontally for sweep.
Jib and post.
Fig. 2719 shows the mode adopted for hoisting the successive sections of the stand-pipe for the East London Water-Works. a is a jib-post, secured by a hoop to the standing portion of the pipe c; b is the jib; d is the section to be hoisted into place; e c are guy-rope