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

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     3. The movable swing frame of a loom, carrying the reed for
        separating the warp threads and beating up the weft; --
        called also lay and batten.
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     Blanchard lathe, a lathe for turning irregular forms after
        a given pattern, as lasts, gunstocks, and the like.
     Drill lathe, or Speed lathe, a small lathe which, from
        its high speed, is adapted for drilling; a hand lathe.
     Engine lathe, a turning lathe in which the cutting tool has
        an automatic feed; -- used chiefly for turning and boring
        metals, cutting screws, etc.
     Foot lathe, a lathe which is driven by a treadle worked by
        the foot.
     Geometric lathe. See under Geometric
     Hand lathe, a lathe operated by hand; a power turning lathe
        without an automatic feed for the tool.
     Slide lathe, an engine lathe.
     Throw lathe, a small lathe worked by one hand, while the
        cutting tool is held in the other.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Speed \Speed\, n. [AS. sp?d success, swiftness, from sp?wan to
     succeed; akin to D. spoedd, OHG. spuot success, spuot to
     succees, Skr. sph[=a] to increase, grow fat. [root]170b.]
     1. Prosperity in an undertaking; favorable issue; success.
        "For common speed." --Chaucer.
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              O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send
              me good speed this day.               --Gen. xxiv.
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     2. The act or state of moving swiftly; swiftness; velocity;
        rapidly; rate of motion; dispatch; as, the speed a horse
        or a vessel.
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              Speed, to describe whose swiftness number fails.
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     Note: In kinematics, speedis sometimes used to denote the
           amount of velocity without regard to direction of
           motion, while velocity is not regarded as known unless
           both the direction and the amount are known.
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     3. One who, or that which, causes or promotes speed or
        success. [Obs.] "Hercules be thy speed!" --Shak.
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     God speed, Good speed; prosperity. See Godspeed.
     Speed gauge, Speed indicator, & Speed recorder (Mach.),
        devices for indicating or recording the rate of a body's
        motion, as the number of revolutions of a shaft in a given
     Speed lathe (Mach.), a power lathe with a rapidly revolving
        spindle, for turning small objects, for polishing, etc.; a
        hand lathe.
     Speed pulley, a cone pulley with steps.
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     Syn: Haste; swiftness; celerity; quickness; dispatch;
          expedition; hurry; acceleration. See Haste.
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