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for Shave hook
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Shave \Shave\, n. [AS. scafa, sceafa, a sort of knife. See
Shave, v. t.]
1. A thin slice; a shaving. --Wright.
2. A cutting of the beard; the operation of shaving.
(a) An exorbitant discount on a note. [Cant, U.S.]
(b) A premium paid for an extension of the time of
delivery or payment, or for the right to vary a stock
contract in any particular. [Cant, U.S.] --N. Biddle.
4. A hand tool consisting of a sharp blade with a handle at
each end; a drawing knife; a spokeshave.
5. The act of passing very near to, so as almost to graze;
as, the bullet missed by a close shave. [Colloq.]
Shave grass (Bot.), the scouring rush. See the Note under
Shave hook, a tool for scraping metals, consisting of a
sharp-edged triangular steel plate attached to a shank and
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