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e hook were generally carried by men. The wheeled vehicles in Egypt were few and not capacious. Machines for peeling osiers proceed in various ways. In Colby's, the osier wands are carried between vulcanized rubber rollers which press, rub, and wring the bark from the wood. A serrated metallic roller acts in connection with an elastic or yielding roller, both having an end chase or lateral reciprocation to rub off the bark of the wand. A rack or comb catches and removes the bark. Easterbrook's has a pair of rollers, respectively convex and concave, which give a slipping pressure upon three sides of the wand and loosen the bark; a pair of wire brushes next come into play, and then rollers discharge it from the machine. Other forms have rollers having various angular presentations to a disk against which they press the wand. Another has jaws to drag the willow past V-edges. Another rubs the willow between a wheel and a traveling belt. Os′le-on—i′ron. (Metallurgy.)