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

  Bevel \Bev"el\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beveled (?) or Bevelled;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Beveling or Bevelling.]
     To cut to a bevel angle; to slope the edge or surface of.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bevel \Bev"el\, v. i.
     To deviate or incline from an angle of 90[deg], as a surface;
     to slant.
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           Their houses are very ill built, the walls bevel.
     [1913 Webster] Beveled

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bevel \Bev"el\, n. [C. F. biveau, earlier buveau, Sp. baivel; of
     unknown origin. Cf. Bevile.]
     1. Any angle other than a right angle; the angle which one
        surface makes with another when they are not at right
        angles; the slant or inclination of such surface; as, to
        give a bevel to the edge of a table or a stone slab; the
        bevel of a piece of timber.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. An instrument consisting of two rules or arms, jointed
        together at one end, and opening to any angle, for
        adjusting the surfaces of work to the same or a given
        inclination; -- called also a bevel square. --Gwilt.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bevel \Bev"el\, a.
     1. Having the slant of a bevel; slanting.
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     2. Hence: Morally distorted; not upright. [Poetic]
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              I may be straight, though they themselves be bevel.
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     A bevel angle, any angle other than one of 90[deg].
     Bevel wheel, a cogwheel whose working face is oblique to
        the axis. --Knight.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees
           [syn: bevel, cant, chamfer]
      2: a hand tool consisting of two rules that are hinged together
         so you can draw or measure angles of any size [syn: bevel,
         bevel square]
      v 1: cut a bevel on; shape to a bevel; "bevel the surface" [syn:
           bevel, chamfer]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  97 Moby Thesaurus words for "bevel":
     ascender, astrolabe, azimuth circle, azimuth compass, back, bank,
     bastard type, beard, belly, bevel protractor, bevel square,
     beveled, bezel, bias, biased, black letter, body, cap, capital,
     case, chute, clinometer, counter, descender, easy slope, em, en,
     face, fat-faced type, feet, fleam, font, gentle slope, glacis,
     goniometer, grade, gradient, graphometer, groove, hanging gardens,
     helicline, hillside, inclination, incline, inclined plane, italic,
     launching ramp, letter, ligature, logotype, lower case, majuscule,
     minuscule, nick, pantometer, pi, pica, pitch, point, print,
     protractor, quadrant, radiogoniometer, ramp, roman, sans serif,
     scarp, script, sextant, shank, shelving beach, shoulder, side,
     slanted, slanting, slope, small cap, small capital, stamp,
     steep slope, stem, stiff climb, talus, theodolite, transit,
     transit circle, transit instrument, transit theodolite, type,
     type body, type class, type lice, typecase, typeface, typefounders,
     typefoundry, upper case

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