Shave

Shave

(?), n. [AS. scafa, sceafa, a sort of knife. See Shave, v. t.] 1. A thin slice; a shaving. Wright.
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2. A cutting of the beard; the operation of shaving.
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3. (a) An exorbitant discount on a note. [Cant, U.S.] (b) A premium paid for an extension of the time of delivery or payment, or for the right to vary a stock contract in any particular. [Cant, U.S.] N. Biddle.
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4. A hand tool consisting of a sharp blade with a handle at each end; a drawing knife; a spokeshave.
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5. The act of passing very near to, so as almost to graze; as, the bullet missed by a close shave. [Colloq.]
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Shave grass (Bot.), the scouring rush. See the Note under Equisetum. -- Shave hook, a tool for scraping metals, consisting of a sharp-edged triangular steel plate attached to a shank and handle.
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