vise

Definitions

  • Rip-sawing with Wood Held in Bench-Vise
    Rip-sawing with Wood Held in Bench-Vise
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vise a holding device attached to a workbench; has two jaws to hold workpiece firmly in place
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Saw-Vise Saw-Vise
Woodworking Bench used at Pratt Institute, Showing Self-Adjusting Upright Vise Woodworking Bench used at Pratt Institute, Showing Self-Adjusting Upright Vise
Holding a Large Board in Vise for Planing Holding a Large Board in Vise for Planing
"Leather vises and toe-screws." "Leather vises and toe-screws."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Visé An indorsement made on a passport by the proper authorities of certain countries on the continent of Europe, denoting that it has been examined, and that the person who bears it is permitted to proceed on his journey; a visa.
    • n Vise An instrument consisting of two jaws, closing by a screw, lever, cam, or the like, for holding work, as in filing.
    • v. t Visé To examine and indorse, as a passport; to visa.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vise A screw.
    • n vise The newel, or central shaft, of a winding staircase.
    • n vise A gripping or holding tool or appliance, fixed or portable, used to hold an object firmly in position while work is performed upon it. The vise is closely allied to the clamp; both have movable jaws that may be brought together to hold any object placed in position between the jaws. Vises are made in two parts, forming jaws either joined together by a spring or a hinge-joint of arranged to move upon slides or guides. The jaws are moved by screws, levers, toggles, or ratchet and pawls, one jaw being usually fixed firmly to the bench or other support to which the vise is attached. Some forms are made adjustable at any angle: others have parallel motions, and are provided with swivels to adjust the jaws to the shape of the objects to be held in them. Vises are made of wood or metal, of many shapes, and supplied with many convenient attachments. They receive various names, descriptive of their use or method of construction, as bench-vise, saw-vise, sudden-grasp vise, parallel vise, pipe-vise.
    • n vise A tool for drawing rods of lead into the grooved rods called cames used for setting glass, especially in stained-glass windows.
    • n vise A grip or grasp.
    • n vise The cock or tap of a vessel.
    • vise To screw; force, as by a screw.
    • vise To press or squeeze with a vise, or as if with a vise; hold as if in a vise.
    • n vise Same as vese.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vise an iron or wooden screw-press, fixed to the edge of a workboard, for holding anything tightly while being filed, &c.:
    • Vise . See Vice (1).
    • n Vise vē-zā′ an indorsement on a passport denoting that it has been officially examined, and that the bearer may proceed on his journey
    • v.t Vise to indorse a passport.—Also Visa (vē′za)
    • n Vise (Shak.) a grip, grasp
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Quotations

  • Karl A. Menninger
    Karl A. Menninger
    “Self-love is not opposed to the love of other people. You cannot really love yourself and do yourself a favor without doing people a favor, and vise versa.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. vis, a screw, winding stairs, OF. vis, viz, fr. L. vitis, a vine; probably akin to E. withy,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. vis (It. vite, screw)—L. vitis, tendril of a vine, anything spiral.

Usage

In literature:

The ends of the brass rods can be bent in a vise.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
She felt her flesh grow cold, and her heart seemed gripped between the jaws of a mighty vise.
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
The tool and piece to be tenoned are placed in a vise as shown in Fig.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
The people of Japan, caught between the jaws of a closing vise, responded in a manner peculiar to themselves.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
Their great weight held them there as though in a vise.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
Frightened Billy had been holding the smaller pole all this time, in a vise-like grip.
"Cricket at the Seashore" by Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
After our papers have been viseed at the office of the commandant, we hurried back to our machines, eager to be away again.
"High Adventure" by James Norman Hall
Richard struggled, and Sandy struggled; but they might as well have attempted to escape from the grip of an iron vise.
"In School and Out" by Oliver Optic
George went to police headquarters, and giving a douceur to an attendant, had the "vise" put on his passport at once.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
It regularly goes over a large proportion of the mail which has already been vised by company officers.
"The Stars & Stripes, Vol 1, No 1, February 8, 1918" by American Expeditionary Forces
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In poetry:

"When this black year began,
This Eighteen-forty-eight,
I was a great great man,
And king both vise and great,
And Munseer Guizot by me did show
As Minister of State.
"The Three Christmas Waits" by William Makepeace Thackeray
The little arms that slowly, slowly loosed
Then- pressure round your neck—the hands you vised
To kiss—such arms—such hands—I never knew,
May I not weep with you?
"May I Not Weep With You" by James Whitcomb Riley
Nen Uncle Sidney, he took an' filed
A' old arn ramrod; an' one o' the ends
He screwed fast into the vise; an' smiled,
Thinkin', he said, o' when he wuz a child,
'Fore him an' Pa wuz mens.
"The Squirtgun Uncle Maked Me" by James Whitcomb Riley
Bright-eyed & bushy tailed woke not Henry up.
Bright though upon his workshop shone a vise
central, moved in
while he was doing time down hospital
and growing wise.
He gave it the worst look he had left.
"Dream Song 52: Silent Song" by John Berryman

In news:

Reporter Daniel de Vise explained.
Wilton, North America's leader in industrial vises , wants to hear your story about Wilton vises in its Holding Strong Vise Story Contest.
Vises have played an essential role in American manufacturing.
10-Minute Tech: Never Without a Vise .
Another Use For Vise -Grips.
Bear arms lock TCU in vise , 7-1.
The US made the vise that's squeezing its economy.
The US put the economy into a vise by borrowing to fund bailouts.
Vise Squad Human Resource Executive Online.
Workers sorry Vise -Grip plant moving to China.
Weld a Portable Vise .
Centering accuracy for these vises from minimum to maximum opening is 0.0006 in.
An Excerpt From David A Vise 's Book.
Click below to read the transcripts of David A Vise 's Web chats on his book.
Kashmir a Crushed Jewel Caught in a Vise of Hatred.
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In science:

This confirms the supposition that the sources of the random field of the first component destroy the long- range order of the second component and vise versa.
Random field based model of mixed ferroelectrics phase diagram
We conclude that a transversal for the set of descents in G is a vertex cover for F and vise versa.
More results on greedy defining sets
Remark 9.1 Note that by passing from C to C eq (and vise versa) simplicity, supersimplicity and unidimensionality are preserved (unidimensionality is less trivial, see [Claim 5.2, S1]).
Countable imaginary simple unidimensional theories
What matters to us is how ψ is affected by φ and vise versa.
Preemptive nematic order, pseudogap, and orbital order in the iron pnictides
Vise versa, lack of CPU power caused latch contention.
Exploring Oracle RDBMS latches using Solaris DTrace
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