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 for Dividing sinker
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sinker \Sink"er\, n.
     One who, or that which, sinks. Specifically:
     (a) A weight on something, as on a fish line, to sink it.
     (b) In knitting machines, one of the thin plates, blades, or
         other devices, that depress the loops upon or between the
         needles.
         [1913 Webster]
  
     Dividing sinker, in knitting machines, a sinker between two
        jack sinkers and acting alternately with them.
  
     Jack sinker. See under Jack, n.
  
     Sinker bar.
     (a) In knitting machines, a bar to which one set of the
         sinkers is attached.
     (b) In deep well boring, a heavy bar forming a connection
         between the lifting rope and the boring tools, above the
         jars.
         [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dividing \Di*vid"ing\, a.
     That divides; separating; marking divisions; graduating.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Dividing engine, a machine for graduating circles (as for
        astronomical instruments) or bars (as for scales); also,
        for spacing off and cutting teeth in wheels.
  
     Dividing sinker. (Knitting Mach.). See under Sinker.
        [1913 Webster]

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