from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In carpentry, etc., a curve or easy transition formed at the junction of two pieces, moldings, etc., which would otherwise meet at an angle, as at the junction of the wallstring of a flight of stairs with the base-board of the wall, either above or below.


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  • Tight cars are hard to turn and the driver will have to ease-off the accelerator while turning, to slow the car and allow him to steer easier.


  • (subs: wed) the ease-off in the volatile town was achieved after a meeting yesterday.

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