• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rounding-machine various machines for producing round forms, as a machine for sawing out circular heads for casks
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. roond (Fr. rond)—L. rotundusrota, a wheel.


In literature:

I'm only tired after looking all the morning at machines turning round,' announced Horatia.
"Sarah's School Friend" by May Baldwin
The long net twined, snakelike, round him, and he too descended into the bowels of the infernal machine.
"The Wizard of the Sea" by Roy Rockwood
The specimens were one inch rounds machined after heat treatment.
"The Working of Steel" by Fred H. Colvin
Already the men could hear the smooth hum of powerful machines, and could see the rounded backs of vast mechanisms.
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell
Infantry will carry 200 rounds of S.A.A., machine-gun sections 3,500 rounds.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2" by Ian Hamilton
What business had his slave to be marching round the country, inventing machines, and holding up his head among gentlemen?
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 453" by Various
Very soon the machine began to revolve, and they were whirled round and round twenty times with the greatest rapidity.
"Rollo in Paris" by Jacob Abbott
While I was watching, the machine suddenly stopped ticking and Malcolmson turned round.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
I covered the door, shielding myself behind the round shape of a machine.
"Valley of the Croen" by Lee Tarbell
The machines dealt with first were those farthest from the route that would be taken by the watchman on his next round.
"Two Daring Young Patriots" by W. P. Shervill

In poetry:

I took a derry on this stror 'at coot
First time I seen 'im dodgin' round Doreen.
'Im, wiv 'is giddy tie an' Yankee soot,
Ferever yappin' like a tork-machine
About "The Hoffis" where 'e 'ad a grip….
The way 'e smiled at 'er give me the pip!
"The Stror 'At Coot " by C J Dennis

In news:

This lathe chuck grips an out-of-round part without forcing the workpiece perfectly round, which eliminates the spring-back effect after machining and removal from the chuck to enable a more accurate hard-turning operation.
Pepper spray machines, monster Tasers, "pain compliance rounds," and other toys to make occupiers obey.
You even managed to fit in a few rounds of high intensity intervals on the rowing machine.
Medium mechs are the most well-rounded machines as they balance speed and armor.
To automate the fixturing of round machining center components, Haas uses a custom, robot-tended setup incorporating MoveLock vises from Kurt manufacturing.
Machines engineered specifically to perform skiving and roller burnishing operations deliver precise roundness tolerances and quality surface finishes.
The collets sit on the table and hold the workpiece, which makes it possible to machine rods and other round workpieces, enabling a five-axis CNC machine to do lathe work.
A round-up of low-cost, minimalist -approved machines.
00 am each morning to prep the machines and begin a series of grooming rounds on the mountain at 4:00 am.
Kelly Jumps In A Time Machine For "All Rounds On Me".
LAS VEGAS — No, you most emphatically cannot squeeze off a few rounds while you're getting loaded at Machine Guns Vegas.
When those efforts failed to deter the approaching vessel , the security team on the Rappahannock fired rounds from a.50-caliber machine gun.

In science:

Scheduling Unrelated Machines by Randomized Rounding.
An Improved Randomized Truthful Mechanism for Scheduling Unrelated Machines
The round-abstraction algorithm guarantees that the synchronous version of state machine has fewer (or equal) states, but may have more transitions.
Function Interface Models for Hardware Compilation: Types, Signatures, Protocols
This last result is critical for Theorem 26 in negotiating a lower bound on the number of chips between two stages in the time-evolution of the liar machine, so that at least one chip survives in a prescribed interval after n rounds.
Linearly Bounded Liars, Adaptive Covering Codes, and Deterministic Random Walks
The numbers of rounds in the first and second stages of the n-round liar machine, are n1 and n2 , respectively.
Linearly Bounded Liars, Adaptive Covering Codes, and Deterministic Random Walks
Set g0 = f0 and let gs be the chip distribution in the linear machine after s rounds.
Linearly Bounded Liars, Adaptive Covering Codes, and Deterministic Random Walks