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Definition: Second-cut file
, a. [F., fr. L. secundus second, properly,
following, fr. sequi to follow. See Sue
to follow, and cf.
1. Immediately following the first; next to the first in
order of place or time; hence, occurring again; another;
And he slept and dreamed the second time. --Gen.
2. Next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity, or
rank; secondary; subordinate; inferior.
May the day when we become the second people upon
earth . . . be the day of our utter extirpation.
3. Being of the same kind as another that has preceded;
another, like a prototype; as, a second Cato; a second
Troy; a second deluge.
A Daniel, still say I, a second Daniel! --Shak.
. See Adventist
, the child of a cousin.
. See under File
(Art), that part of a picture between the
foreground and the background; -- called also middle ground
, or middle distance
(Eng.), the House of Peers.
, a female house-servant who does the lighter
work, as chamber work or waiting on table.
. See under Intention
, Second floor
, in America, the second range
of rooms from the street level. This, in England, is
called the first floor
, the one beneath being the
or Second thoughts
, consideration of a
matter following a first impulse or impression;
On second thoughts, gentlemen, I don't wish you had
known him. --Dickens.
(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.