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 +<< [[contents:​index| Dictionary Index]] << [[contents:​s|Definitions under S]]
  
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 +====== Summer ======
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 +In a press, a piece of wood nailed across the wooden ribs on the under side, close to the [[w:​winter|winter]],​ to keep them steady in their place. ​
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 +In Moxon'​s time a summer was for a different purpose; viz. to prevent the[[c:​cheeks| cheeks]] of the press from springing open; the winter was dovetailed into the cheeks, to answer this purpose: after describing the winter, he adds: 
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 +"But yet I think it very convenient to have a //Summer// also, the more firmly and surer to keep the cheeks together; this //Summer// is only a[[r:rails| Rail]] //​Tennanted//,​ and let into Mortesses made in the inside of the //Cheeks//, and Screwed to them with long Screws, similar to those used for //​Bed-Posts//;​ its depth four Inches and an half, and its breadth eight Inches, viz. the breadth of the //​Cheeks//​." ​
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