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ed in a basket, which is dipped into the vat and raised by crank and rope. Dye-wood Cut′ter. A machine for shaving wood into small chips; usually has a revolvercutter, and resembles a rotary planer, except that it reduces the whole body of the log to chip. The rotating drum has adjustable serrated cutters. The wood is fed on an inclined slide, and propelled by a toothed follower, actuated by a spur-wheel and rack. See also Barkplaning machine ; Rossing-machine. Dye-wood cutter. Dyke. 1. (Mining.) A bank of basalt or whin by which the strata or lodes are frequently divided. 2. A sea-wall. See dike. Dy-nacti-nom′e-ter. An instrument described by M. Claudet ( Philosophical magazine, June, 1851), for measuring the intensity of the photogenic rays of light, and computing the power of objectglasses. See actinometer. Dy-nam′e-ter. An instrument for measuring the magnifying power of a telescope. The magnifying power is the ratio of the solar focal dist<