Feed screw

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Feed screw in lathes, a long screw employed to impart a regular motion to a tool rest or tool, or to the work.
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Usage

In literature:

Obviously, as the cylinder was turned, the needle followed a spiral path whose pitch depended upon that of the feed screw.
"Edison, His Life and Inventions" by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
Feed pumps of direct acting screw engines.
"A Catechism of the Steam Engine" by John Bourne
Nearly 2,000 people are employed at Nettlefold's, including women and girls, who feed and attend the screw and nail-making machines.
"Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham" by Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
The "waste" is fed in at the top by means of hopper and screw feed.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 611, September 17, 1887" by Various
Who knows but the sight of their jaws all working away together may screw me up a bit, and give me a relish against feeding-time?
"The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 5 of 6" by Eugène Sue
This feed-screw passes through a nut attached to the tool-head so that the latter is slowly fed through the bore.
"Turning and Boring" by Franklin D. Jones
So yeah, if I was Freddy and I wanted to screw with you, I'd be watching every image feed for your pic, and mine, and Lester's.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
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In poetry:

Again, still as they in this muse,
Are feeding on the fire,
To mind there comes yet other news,
To screw their torments higher.
"Of Hell And The Estate of Those Who Perish" by John Bunyan
for the soft, soft bones that were laid apart
and were screwed together. They will knit.
And the other corpse, the fractured heart,
I feed it piecemeal, little chalice. I'm good to it.
"The Break" by Anne Sexton

In news:

THIS MONTH'S PUZZLER We feed grain via a screw conveyor from a silo to a mill.
A feed on return function moves each screw into place before driving.
Engineered for the meat and poultry industry, the Formax NovaMax500 forming system has a servo-controlled, rotary-product pump that works in tandem with feed-screw movements to prevent overworking.
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