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Scribing block

noun
1.
Gauge consisting of a scriber mounted on an adjustable stand; used to test the accuracy of plane surfaces.  Synonyms: surface gage, surface gauge.






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"Scribing block" Quotes from Famous Books



... on a surface plate, or, at all events, on a sheet of plate glass, and a "scribing block" is placed along side it and the scriber adjusted to dip into the kerosene to any required depth. This is done by twisting a bit of wire round the scribing point and allowing it to project downwards. The point itself serves to give an idea of the height to which the vessel may be ...
— On Laboratory Arts • Richard Threlfall



Words linked to "Scribing block" :   gauge, gage, surface gauge, surface gage



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