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square set

noun, Mining.
a set having 12 timbers joined to form eight 90° solid angles.
Origin of square set
An Americanism dating back to 1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In the square set of his shoulders, the flowing white mustache and imperial, there was a suggestion of militarism.

    The Carpet from Bagdad Harold MacGrath
  • The fire of the enemy redoubled as the square set out on its way.

    The Dash for Khartoum George Alfred Henty
  • He was a silent, self-absorbed man with a stern manner, a square set jaw, wide mouth and ponderous ears.

  • I glanced at him to recognize the square set to the jaw that had impressed me so formidably the year before.

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  • In ordering dice, please state which side you want to come up; also state if you want a square set to match.

    Sharps and Flats John Nevil Maskelyne
  • There were portions of the square set aside for sellers of birds and dogs and all manner of different articles.

    Little Philippe of Belgium Madeline Brandeis
  • In some instances the central mass is a lozenge, and in others a square set diagonally.

  • I glanced at him to recognise the square set to the jaw that had impressed me so formidably the year before.

    Blazed Trail Stories Stewart Edward White
  • He came back with a square set to his jaw and a hard glint in his olive eyes which gleamed like steel behind velvet.

    Whispering Wires Henry Leverage
  • This may be done by sighting with an ordinary carpenter's square set upon three posts.

    The Pecan and its Culture H. Harold Hume

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