from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A simple form of press producing pressure by the direct action of a screw: used by printers and bookbinders for dry-pressing, or removing the indentations of impression from printed sheets, and for making bound books more compact and solid.
- noun Same as
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The reputation of the Neapolitan screw-press pasta extruder even reached the United States in the late eighteenth century.
Delizia! John Dickie 2008
Donkor, P.: A hand-operated screw-press for extracting palm oil:
Chapter 11 1989
Solvent-extracted meal is lower in oil content than screw-press (expeller) or hydraulic press meal and these materials may be solvent-extracted subsequently in order to obtain more edible oil.
Chapter 6 1988
A horse-drawn screw-press that packed the hay, which was then tied by hand.
_ This operation is performed by the aid of a punch and die fitted into a screw-press.
Now, most well-to-do planters own a tobacco straightener and screw-press, inventions which materially lessen the manual labor of preparing the crop for market.
It is then taken to another apartment, and placed in duly prepared compartments under a strong screw-press, by which operation it is transformed from a loose cylinder to a well squashed parallelogram.
The president, exasperated at his answer, gave orders for him to be put into an engine, like a screw-press, which the tyrants had invented to torment the faithful.
Seems to me I 'members seein' old flour sacks doubled for to put de cotton bales in, in de screw-press.
This he corrected at leisure, and copied with a particular kind of ink which was said to yield half-a-dozen copies upon moist paper put under a screw-press.
Philip Gilbert Hamerton Hamerton, Philip G 1896