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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lathe in which motion is imparted to the spindle by a treadle; a lathe moved by foot-power.

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Examples

  • All his listeners knew that when he alluded to his foot-lathe in these enigmatic terms, the speaker meant to be impressive; and

    The Woodlanders

  • His foot-lathe and stove, together with my brass casting arrangements in my bedroom, answered all my purposes in the way of model making.

    James Nasmyth: Engineer, An Autobiography.

  • By means of my father's excellent foot-lathe I turned out the spinning-tops in capital style, so much so that I be came quite noted amongst my school companions.

    James Nasmyth: Engineer, An Autobiography.

  • I removed thither my father's foot-lathe, to which I had previously added an excellent slide-rest of my own making.

    James Nasmyth: Engineer, An Autobiography.

  • I have still this foot-lathe in full and perfect and almost daily action.

    James Nasmyth: Engineer, An Autobiography.

  • There was nothing new in the crank motion; it was used on every spinning-wheel, grind-stone and foot-lathe turned by hand, but its application to the steam-engine was new.

    James Watt

  • It was in daily use in every spinning wheel, and in every turner's and knife-grinder's foot-lathe.

    Men of Invention and Industry

  • Carolina, had a single machine above the grade of a foot-lathe.

    The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government

  • All his listeners knew that when he alluded to his foot-lathe in these enigmatic terms, the speaker meant to be impressive; and Creedle chimed in with, "Ah, young women do wax wanton in these days!

    The Woodlanders

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