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taken from the making-cylinder, at the point where the couching roller bears upon the latter. In contradistinction to a mere carrying-felt. Mak′ing-i′ron. (Shipbuilding.) A large calking-iron with grooves lengthways of its face, used for the final driving of oakum into the seams. The iron is held by one man, and driven by another by means of a beetle; the process is called horsing-up. A horse-iron. After the making-iron, the seams are payed with melted pitch. Mal′a-chite. Mountain green. A native carbonate of copper. Ma-lax′a-tor. A mixing-mill. A cylinder having a rotating shaft and stirring-arms to incorporate materials. Coignet's malaxator for incorporating the ingredients of his concrete (see Beton) is supplied with the materials in graduated proportions, the energetic working permitting the use of a much smaller quantity of water than usual. Mortar-mills, pug-mills, and many other machines come under this description, e. g. machines for mixing the i