from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In seal-engraving, a plate of steel on which diamond-powder and oil are spread to prepare it for the rubbing down of the surfaces of stones before and after designs are cut on them.
  • n. In iron ship-building, a piece of plate of conventional diamond shape uniting and strengthening parts which cross each other at the same level.


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