Snarling iron
Snarling Snarl"ing, a. & n. from {Snarl}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Snarling iron}, a tool with a long beak, used in the process of snarling. When one end is held in a vise, and the shank is struck with a hammer, the repercussion of the other end, or beak, within the article worked upon gives the requisite blow for producing raised work. See 1st {Snarl}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • snarling iron — noun Etymology: snarling from gerund of snarl (V) : a tool with a long beak used in making raised work on metal surfaces by repercussion …   Useful english dictionary

  • snarling-iron — snarlˈing iron or snarlˈing tool noun A curved tool for raised work in hollow metalware • • • Main Entry: ↑snarl …   Useful english dictionary

  • snarling iron — noun a tool struck with a hammer to create decorative raised work on metal …   English new terms dictionary

  • Snarling — Snarl ing, a. & n. from {Snarl}, v. [1913 Webster] {Snarling iron}, a tool with a long beak, used in the process of snarling. When one end is held in a vise, and the shank is struck with a hammer, the repercussion of the other end, or beak,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snarling — Snarl Snarl, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Snarled}; p. pr. & vvb. n. {Snarling}.] [Etymol. uncertain.] To form raised work upon the outer surface of (thin metal ware) by the repercussion of a snarling iron upon the inner surface. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • snarling-tool — snarlˈing iron or snarlˈing tool noun A curved tool for raised work in hollow metalware • • • Main Entry: ↑snarl …   Useful english dictionary

  • snarl — 1. v. & n. v. 1 intr. (of a dog) make an angry growl with bared teeth. 2 intr. (of a person) speak cynically; make bad tempered complaints or criticisms. 3 tr. (often foll. by out) a utter in a snarling tone. b express (discontent etc.) by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • snarl — snarl1 snarler, n. snarlingly, adv. /snahrl/, v.i. 1. to growl threateningly or viciously, esp. with a raised upper lip to bare the teeth, as a dog. 2. to speak in a surly or threatening manner suggestive of a dog s snarl. v.t. 3. to say by… …   Universalium

  • snarl — I. /snal / (say snahl) verb (i) 1. to growl angrily or viciously, as a dog. 2. to speak in a savagely sharp, angry, or quarrelsome manner. –verb (t) 3. to utter or say with a snarl. –noun 4. the act of snarling. 5. a snarling sound or utterance.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • metalwork — metalworker, n. /met l werrk /, n. objects made of metal. [1840 50; METAL + WORK] * * * Useful and decorative objects fashioned of various metals. The oldest technique is hammering. After с 2500 BC, casting was also used, molten metal being… …   Universalium

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