noun Etymology: French rifloir, from rifler to file, rifle Date: circa 1797 a small filing or scraping tool

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  • Riffler — Rif fler, n. [See {Riffle}.] A curved file used in carving wool and marble. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Riffler — Riffler, Berg, s. Silvretta …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • riffler —    A fine, small, usually double edged and often rounded rasp. The riffler is used in delicate shaping and finishing of a carving. Rifflers are made for work in wood, metal, and stone in a variety of sizes and shapes, some of which are pictured… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • riffler man — noun Etymology: riffler (II) : a worker who uses a riffler to remove impurities from pulp stock …   Useful english dictionary

  • riffler — /rif leuhr/, n. a small curved file. [1790 1800; perh. < G riffel(n) to cut grooves into (an object) + ER1; cf. F rifloir a kind of file (see RIFLE2)] * * * …   Universalium

  • riffler — noun A mechanical device consisting of a metal box with a series of vertical slats through which material is poured and randomly divided into two samples; this process is repeated to obtain a small representative sample of a bulk material Syn:… …   Wiktionary

  • riffler — n. small rounded file that is curved (used in woodworking and sculpture) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • riffler — Sévère …   Le nouveau dictionnaire complet du jargon de l'argot

  • riffler — noun an elongated tool for filing concave surfaces. Origin C18: from Fr. rifloir, from OFr. rifler to scrape …   English new terms dictionary

  • riffler — rif·fler …   English syllables

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