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 for Hydrostatic press
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hydrostatic \Hy`dro*stat"ic\, Hydrostatical \Hy`dro*stat"ic*al\,
     a. [Hydro-, 1 + Gr. ? causing to stand: cf. F. hydrostatique.
     See Static.]
     Of or relating to hydrostatics; pertaining to, or in
     accordance with, the principles of the equilibrium of fluids.
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           The first discovery made in hydrostatics since the time
           of Archimedes is due to Stevinus.        --Hallam.
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     Hydrostatic balance, a balance for weighing substances in
        water, for the purpose of ascertaining their specific
        gravities.
  
     Hydrostatic bed, a water bed.
  
     Hydrostatic bellows, an apparatus consisting of a
        water-tight bellowslike case with a long, upright tube,
        into which water may be poured to illustrate the
        hydrostatic paradox.
  
     Hydrostatic paradox, the proposition in hydrostatics that
        any quantity of water, however small, may be made to
        counterbalance any weight, however great; or the law of
        the equality of pressure of fluids in all directions.
  
     Hydrostatic press, a machine in which great force, with
        slow motion, is communicated to a large plunger by means
        of water forced into the cylinder in which it moves, by a
        forcing pump of small diameter, to which the power is
        applied, the principle involved being the same as in the
        hydrostatic bellows. Also called hydraulic press, and
        Bramah press. In the illustration, a is a pump with a
        small plunger b, which forces the water into the cylinder
        c, thus driving upward the large plunder d, which performs
        the reduced work, such as compressing cotton bales, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Press \Press\, n. [F. presse. See 4th Press.]
     1. An apparatus or machine by which any substance or body is
        pressed, squeezed, stamped, or shaped, or by which an
        impression of a body is taken; sometimes, the place or
        building containing a press or presses.
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     Note: Presses are differently constructed for various
           purposes in the arts, their specific uses being
           commonly designated; as, a cotton press, a wine press,
           a cider press, a copying press, etc. See Drill press.
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     2. Specifically, a printing press.
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     3. The art or business of printing and publishing; hence,
        printed publications, taken collectively, more especially
        newspapers or the persons employed in writing for them;
        as, a free press is a blessing, a licentious press is a
        curse.
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     4. An upright case or closet for the safe keeping of
        articles; as, a clothes press. --Shak.
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     5. The act of pressing or thronging forward.
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              In their throng and press to that last hold. --Shak.
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     6. Urgent demands of business or affairs; urgency; as, a
        press of engagements.
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     7. A multitude of individuals crowded together; ? crowd of
        single things; a throng.
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              They could not come nigh unto him for the press.
                                                    --Mark ii. 4.
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     Cylinder press, a printing press in which the impression is
        produced by a revolving cylinder under which the form
        passes; also, one in which the form of type or plates is
        curved around a cylinder, instead of resting on a flat
        bed.
  
     Hydrostatic press. See under Hydrostatic.
  
     Liberty of the press, the free right of publishing books,
        pamphlets, or papers, without previous restraint or
        censorship, subject only to punishment for libelous,
        seditious, or morally pernicious matters.
  
     Press bed, a bed that may be folded, and inclosed, in a
        press or closet. --Boswell.
  
     Press of sail, (Naut.), as much sail as the state of the
        wind will permit.
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