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 for Temper screw
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Temper \Tem"per\, n.
     1. The state of any compound substance which results from the
        mixture of various ingredients; due mixture of different
        qualities; just combination; as, the temper of mortar.
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     2. Constitution of body; temperament; in old writers, the
        mixture or relative proportion of the four humors, blood,
        choler, phlegm, and melancholy.
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              The exquisiteness of his [Christ's] bodily temper
              increased the exquisiteness of his torment.
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     3. Disposition of mind; the constitution of the mind,
        particularly with regard to the passions and affections;
        as, a calm temper; a hasty temper; a fretful temper.
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              Remember with what mild
              And gracious temper he both heared and judged.
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              The consequents of a certain ethical temper. --J. H.
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     4. Calmness of mind; moderation; equanimity; composure; as,
        to keep one's temper.
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              To fall with dignity, with temper rise. --Pope.
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              Restore yourselves to your tempers, fathers. --B.
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     5. Heat of mind or passion; irritation; proneness to anger;
        -- in a reproachful sense. [Colloq.]
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     6. The state of a metal or other substance, especially as to
        its hardness, produced by some process of heating or
        cooling; as, the temper of iron or steel.
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     7. Middle state or course; mean; medium. [R.]
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              The perfect lawgiver is a just temper between the
              mere man of theory, who can see nothing but general
              principles, and the mere man of business, who can
              see nothing but particular circumstances.
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     8. (Sugar Works) Milk of lime, or other substance, employed
        in the process formerly used to clarify sugar.
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     Temper screw, in deep well boring, an adjusting screw
        connecting the working beam with the rope carrying the
        tools, for lowering the tools as the drilling progresses.
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     Syn: Disposition; temperament; frame; humor; mood. See
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Temper screw \Tem"per screw\
     1. A screw link, to which is attached the rope of a
        rope-drilling apparatus, for feeding and slightly turning
        the drill jar at each stroke.
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     2. A set screw used for adjusting.
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