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A split, coned sleeve to hold small, circular tools or work in the nose of a lathe or other type of machine.
The glass neck remaining on a bottle after it is taken off the glass-blowing iron.
Pieces of glass, ordinarily discarded, that are added to a batch of glass. Also spelled cullet.
A small, friction-tight collar on a balance staff which holds the inner end of a balance spring.
The small, horizontal face at the bottom of a brilliant-cut gemstone.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.