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Collet   /kˈɑlɪt/   Listen

A metal cap or band placed on a wooden pole to prevent splitting.  Synonym: ferrule.
A cone-shaped chuck used for holding cylindrical pieces in a lathe.  Synonym: collet chuck.
A band or collar that holds an individual stone in a jewelry setting.

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"Collet" Quotes from Famous Books

... very precious in his banter; still it is diverting to follow in the footsteps of the author of 'Ta Phairshon.' Mr. Lang also possesses John Wilkes' copy of the second edition of 'Theocritus, Bion and Moschus,' in French, with Eisen's plates; he has Leon Gambetta's copy of the 'Journee Chretienne,' Collet's copy of his friend Crashaw's 'Steps to the Temple,' and a copy of Montaigne, with the autograph of Drummond ...
— The Book-Hunter in London - Historical and Other Studies of Collectors and Collecting • William Roberts

... prophecy before us.—1st. The man-midwife, Mr. Howard of Godalmin in Surrey, a person of very great honesty, skill and reputation in his profession, attested it.—It was believed by King George to be real; and it was also believed by my old friends the Speaker and Mr. Samuel Collet, as they told me themselves, and was generally by sober persons in the neighbourhood. Nay Mr. Molyneux, the Prince's Secretary, a very inquisitive person, and my very worthy friend, assured me he had at first so great a diffidence in the truth of the fact, and was so little biassed ...
— A Poetical Review of the Literary and Moral Character of the late Samuel Johnson (1786) • John Courtenay

Words linked to "Collet" :   mounting, chuck, band, cap

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