a horizontal bar, located at the front of a loom, over which the woven material is passed on its way to the cloth roll.
a loud and demonstrative display of grief, remorse, or the like: The authorities indulged in a great deal of breast-beating about traffic accidents but failed to pass new driving laws. characterized by or involving breast-beating. Contemporary Examples Violence and Discourse: A Response to Yousef Munayer Don Futterman August 29, 2012 Historical Examples The Trial of […]
the sternum. Historical Examples The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard Soldiers Three, Part II. Rudyard Kipling The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking Helen Campbell The Devil’s Asteroid Manly Wade Wellman The Nigger Of The “Narcissus” Joseph Conrad Housekeeping in Old Virginia Marion Cabell Tyree …After a Few Words… Gordon Randall […]
a geared drill that can be braced against the chest for additional leverage. Historical Examples Practical Mechanics for Boys J. S. Zerbe
a mooring line securing a ship to that part of a pier alongside it.