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A toothed wheel whose working face is oblique to the axis.
- ‘Both the coarse and fine bevel wheels have built-in stop rings so you don't over-grind the face.’
- ‘It then fell, and the bevel wheels turned the standard so that the arms were cleared of the running line.’
- ‘The bevel pinion on the crankshaft is of steel, while the bevel wheel which it drives is of phosphor bronze.’
- ‘All the while power is uninterrupted to the bevel wheel on the left driving the escapement.’
- ‘Each of the vertical bevel wheels can drive the minute hands on an exposed clock dial on the outside of the tower.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.