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 +<< [[contents:​index| Dictionary Index]] << [[contents:​s|Definitions under S]]
  
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 +====== Sheep'​s Foot ======
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 +Is all made of iron, with an hammer head at one end to drive the [[b:​ball-nails|ball nails]] into the [[b:​ball-stocks|ball stocks]], and a claw at the other end, to draw the ball nails out of the ball stocks — //M//. \\
 +It is customary to have one for each press, which in a wooden press is suspended by the head from two nails driven into the near[[c:​cheeks| cheek]] of the press, just below the [[c:​cap|cap]]. It is a very useful article to the pressman; but is often applied instead of the[[m:​mallet| mallet]] and [[s:​shooting-stick|shooting stick]], to tighten or to loosen [[q:​quoins|quoins]],​ though it occasionally makes a [[b:​batter|batter]] by slipping; I do not like to see it used for this purpose. ​
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