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 +<< [[contents:​index| Dictionary Index]] << [[contents:​c|Definitions under C]]
 +====== Cramp Irons ======
 +Short pieces of iron, polished on their face, fastened to the under side of the [[p:​plank|plank]],​ to run the [[c:​carriage|carriage]] in and out upon the long[[r:​ribs| ribs]]. They are frequently called the Short Ribs. The two at each end are turned again at the outer ends to guide the [[c:​carriage|carriage]],​ and prevent any lateral motion, and are called //Guide Cramps//. I have seen them made of bell metal, as having less friction than iron running upon iron.