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Lathe

- Noun

Formerly, a part or division of a county among the Anglo-Saxons. At present it consists of four or five hundreds, and is confined to the county of Kent.

- Noun

A machine for turning, that is, for shaping articles of wood, metal, or other material, by causing them to revolve while acted upon by a cutting tool.

- Noun

The movable swing frame of a loom, carrying the reed for separating the warp threads and beating up the weft; -- called also lay and batten.


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