(?), n. 1. (Railroading) A contrivance for throwing the track temporarily to one side for convenience in filling washouts or effecting other repairs. [Cant, U. S.]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. (Print.) In some cylinder presses, a device with long fingers for freeing the sheet from the cylinder.





} (?), n. 1. A curved piece of polished horn, wood, or metal used to facilitate the entrance of the foot into a shoe.
[1913 Webster]

2. Figuratively: (a) Anything by which a transaction is facilitated; a medium; -- by way of contempt. Spectator. (b) Anything which draws on or allures; an inducement. [Low] Beau. & Fl.
[1913 Webster]


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