from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The mechanism by which either the material operated upon or the tool is fed forward.


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  • The main objection to the evolution of gas in the carbide vessel of a carbide-to-water generator depends on the danger that the smooth working of the feed-gear may be interfered with by the formation of dust or by the aggregation of the carbide lumps.

    Acetylene, the Principles of Its Generation and Use W. J. Atkinson Butterfield


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