bevel


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bevel \Bev"el\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beveled (?) or Bevelled;
   p. pr. & vb. n. Beveling or Bevelling.]
   To cut to a bevel angle; to slope the edge or surface of.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bevel \Bev"el\, v. i.
   To deviate or incline from an angle of 90[deg], as a surface;
   to slant.
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         Their houses are very ill built, the walls bevel.
                                                  --Swift.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bevel \Bev"el\, n. [C. F. biveau, earlier buveau, Sp. baivel; of
   unknown origin. Cf. Bevile.]
   1. Any angle other than a right angle; the angle which one
      surface makes with another when they are not at right
      angles; the slant or inclination of such surface; as, to
      give a bevel to the edge of a table or a stone slab; the
      bevel of a piece of timber.
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   2. An instrument consisting of two rules or arms, jointed
      together at one end, and opening to any angle, for
      adjusting the surfaces of work to the same or a given
      inclination; -- called also a bevel square. --Gwilt.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bevel \Bev"el\, a.
   1. Having the slant of a bevel; slanting.
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   2. Hence: Morally distorted; not upright. [Poetic]
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            I may be straight, though they themselves be bevel.
                                                  --Shak.
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   A bevel angle, any angle other than one of 90[deg].

   Bevel wheel, a cogwheel whose working face is oblique to
      the axis. --Knight.
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