from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See brace.


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  • The _brace_ or _bit-stock_, Fig. 185, holds all sorts of boring tools as well as screwdrivers, dowel-pointers, etc. The simple brace or bit-stock consists of a chuck, a handle, and a knob, and is sufficient for ordinary use; but the ratchet-brace enables the user to bore near to surfaces or corners where a complete sweep cannot be made.

    Handwork in Wood


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