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Definition: Bastard file
1. Begotten and born out of lawful matrimony; illegitimate.
, n., note.
2. Lacking in genuineness; spurious; false; adulterate; --
applied to things which resemble those which are genuine,
but are really not so.
That bastard self-love which is so vicious in
itself, and productive of so many vices. --Barrow.
3. Of an unusual or irregular make or proportion; as, a
bastard musket; a bastard culverin. [Obs.]
4. (Print.) Abbreviated, as the half title in a page
preceding the full title page of a book.
(Arch.), stones for ashlar work, roughly
squared at the quarry.
, a file intermediate between the coarsest and
the second cut.
(Print.), type having the face of a larger or
a smaller size than the body; e. g., a nonpareil face on a
(Zo["o]l.), three to five quill feathers on a
small joint corresponding to the thumb in some mammalia;
(f[imac]l), n. [AS. fe['o]l; akin to D. viji, OHG.
f[=i]la, f[=i]hala, G. feile, Sw. fil, Dan. fiil, cf. Icel.
[thorn][=e]l, Russ. pila, and Skr. pi[,c] to cut out, adorn;
perh. akin to E. paint.]
1. A steel instrument, having cutting ridges or teeth, made
by indentation with a chisel, used for abrading or
smoothing other substances, as metals, wood, etc.
Note: A file differs from a rasp in having the furrows made
by straight cuts of a chisel, either single or crossed,
while the rasp has coarse, single teeth, raised by the
pyramidal end of a triangular punch.
2. Anything employed to smooth, polish, or rasp, literally or
Mock the nice touches of the critic's file.
3. A shrewd or artful person. [Slang] --Fielding.
Will is an old file in spite of his smooth face.
, Cross file
, etc. See under Bastard
, a file having two sets of teeth crossing
, a steel blank shaped and ground ready for
cutting to form a file.
, a maker of files.
, a file having teeth of a grade next finer
, a file having only one set of parallel
teeth; a float.
, a file having teeth so fine as to make an
almost smooth surface.