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seats himself at the machine, one foot on the treadle, and the handle h in his right hand. He places a bottle on the wedge n, with its neck beneath such one of the three tubes as will contain a cork of the size he sees to be suitable. Such a cork being placed in the tube, a motion of the treadle raises the bottle, and the depression of the lever h g drives the cork into the neck of the bottle. The reverse motions of the lever and treadle release the bottle. See bottling-machine. Father Penguin, a monk of the monastery of Hautvilliers (died in 1715), seems to have been the inventor of sparkling champagne. The wine of the country had been celebrated for centuries, but the old Benedictine discovered the art of making it effervescent, and secured it by a cork and string. Masteroman's corking-machine. Cork-fast′en-er. See bottle-stopper. Cork-jack′et. A jacket lined with cork for the purpose of sustaining the wearer on the surface of the water. The Roman whom Cami