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

  Shrinking \Shrink"ing\,
     a. & n. from Shrink.
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     Shrinking head (Founding), a body of molten metal connected
        with a mold for the purpose of supplying metal to
        compensate for the shrinkage of the casting; -- called
        also sinking head, and riser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Riser \Ris"er\, n.
     1. One who rises; as, an early riser.
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     2. (Arch.)
        (a) The upright piece of a step, from tread to tread.
            Hence:
        (b) Any small upright face, as of a seat, platform,
            veranda, or the like.
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     3. (Mining) A shaft excavated from below upward.
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     4. (Founding) A feed head. See under Feed, n.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Feed \Feed\, n.
     1. That which is eaten; esp., food for beasts; fodder;
        pasture; hay; grain, ground or whole; as, the best feed
        for sheep.
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     2. A grazing or pasture ground. --Shak.
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     3. An allowance of provender given to a horse, cow, etc.; a
        meal; as, a feed of corn or oats.
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     4. A meal, or the act of eating. [R.]
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              For such pleasure till that hour
              At feed or fountain never had I found. --Milton.
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     5. The water supplied to steam boilers.
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     6. (Mach.)
        (a) The motion, or act, of carrying forward the stuff to
            be operated upon, as cloth to the needle in a sewing
            machine; or of producing progressive operation upon
            any material or object in a machine, as, in a turning
            lathe, by moving the cutting tool along or in the
            work.
        (b) The supply of material to a machine, as water to a
            steam boiler, coal to a furnace, or grain to a run of
            stones.
        (c) The mechanism by which the action of feeding is
            produced; a feed motion.
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     Feed bag, a nose bag containing feed for a horse or mule.
        
  
     Feed cloth, an apron for leading cotton, wool, or other
        fiber, into a machine, as for carding, etc.
  
     Feed door, a door to a furnace, by which to supply coal.
  
     Feed head.
        (a) A cistern for feeding water by gravity to a steam
            boiler.
        (b) (Founding) An excess of metal above a mold, which
            serves to render the casting more compact by its
            pressure; -- also called a riser, deadhead, or
            simply feed or head --Knight.
  
     Feed heater.
        (a) (Steam Engine) A vessel in which the feed water for
            the boiler is heated, usually by exhaust steam.
        (b) A boiler or kettle in which is heated food for stock.
            
  
     Feed motion, or Feed gear (Mach.), the train of mechanism
        that gives motion to the part that directly produces the
        feed in a machine.
  
     Feed pipe, a pipe for supplying the boiler of a steam
        engine, etc., with water.
  
     Feed pump, a force pump for supplying water to a steam
        boiler, etc.
  
     Feed regulator, a device for graduating the operation of a
        feeder. --Knight.
  
     Feed screw, in lathes, a long screw employed to impart a
        regular motion to a tool rest or tool, or to the work.
  
     Feed water, water supplied to a steam boiler, etc.
  
     Feed wheel (Mach.), a kind of feeder. See Feeder, n., 8.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  riser
      n 1: a person who rises (especially from bed); "he's usually a
           late riser"
      2: a vertical pipe in a building [syn: riser, riser pipe,
         riser pipeline, riser main]
      3: structural member consisting of the vertical part of a stair
         or step

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