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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A device for shearing rivets or plate-edges in ship-building: usually driven by air, and then known as a pneumatic clipping-machine.
  • noun A power-machine used in clipping horses and sheep.


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  • "When I left," said Bibbs, "I was 'on' what they call over there a 'clipping-machine,' in one of the 'by-products' departments, and that's what I'll be sent back to."

    The Turmoil 1915

  • Her lip quivered and she gave every indication of an outbreak, for she was mortally afraid of that strange man and his still stranger clipping-machine.

    The Prairie Child Arthur Stringer 1912

  • "And I've done so well on that clipping-machine I believe I could work up to fifteen or even twenty a week at another job.

    The Turmoil 1915


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