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section. When bellied, it is known as a taper file; when the size is maintained from end to end, it is known as a parallel file. Flat Ham′mer. The hammer first used by the gold-beater in swaging out a pile of quartiers, or pieces of gold ribbon, 1 × 1 1/2 inches square. These are placed 24 in a pile and beaten till they are two inches square. They are then packaged with interleaves of vellum and beaten by other hammers, known as the commencing, spreading, and finishing hammers. Flat-head nail. A forged nail with a round, flat head and a light, rounded, pointed body. Flat-i′ron. An iron with a flat face, used for smoothing clothes. A sad-iron. See smoothingiron. Flat-i′ron Heat′er. A stove specially adapted for heating smoothing-irons. A laundry-stove. Flat-lead. Sheet-lead. Flat-nail. A small, sharp-pointed wrought nail, with a flat, thin head, larger than a tack. Flat-paper. That which has not been folded. Flat-press. A pres
ons. See under the following heads: — Bastard-nail.Nailer's forge. Brad.Nail-hammer. Brob.Nail-machine. Bullen-nail.Nail-plate feeder. Clamp-nail.Pail-nail. Clasp-nail.Picture-nail. Clinch-nail.Plenshing-nail. Clout-nail.Ribbing-nail. Counterclast-nail.Rose-nail. Countersink-nail.Screw. Cut-nail.Screw-nail. Deck-nail.Scupper-nail. Diamond-nail.Sharp nail. Dog.Sheathing-nail. Door-nail.Sparable. Doubling-nail.Spear-nail. Fencing-nail.Spike. Fine nail.Spike-extractor. Flat-head nail.Spike-machine. Flat nail.Sprig. Forge.Tack. Frost-nail.Tack-claw. Garden-nail.Tack-driver. Gate-nail.Tack-hammer. Gimp-nail.Tack-puller. Glazier's point.Tin-tack. Hob-nail.Tree-nail. Horseshoe-nail.Trunk-nail. Hurdle-nail.Weight-nail. Lead-nail.Wheelwright's nail. Mop-nail.Wire-nail. Nail-clincher. 2. (Blasting.) A taper copper rod used in tamping to make a hole by which the fuse or train may reach the charge. 3. A stamping instrument. 4. A measurer of length,
Post-office matters. --A new office is established at Fulkerson, Scott county, Va., and Jno. H. Hilton appointed postmaster. Site of Matiponey, 'Spotsylvania county, Va., is changed to original location, and George W. Sweetnam appointed postmaster, vice Wm. Lancaster. Appointments.--John C. Jerrell postmaster at Thornburg, Spotsylvania county, Va., vice Henry Carpenter, deceased. Pizarro E. Woods postmaster at Lovingston, Nelson county, Va., vice Wm. Cheatham, resigned. Jacob G. Miller postmaster at Van Cleverville, Berkeley county, Va., vice Wm. L. Magruder, resigned. Boyd Holley postmaster at Flat Head, Floyd county, Va., vice J. Pierce, resigned. P. W. Moore postmaster at North Nedejo, Henry county, Va., vice Wm. H. Adkins, resigned.--Robert Bailey postmaster at Natural Tunnel, Scott county, Va., vice A. R. Scott, resigned.