Flax brake

a machine for removing the woody portion of flax from the fibrous.

See also: Flax

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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I thought they called it a scotching box, but I later learned it was a flax brake. Clearly its purpose was to break the woody core without damaging the fibers.
Since I had been confused about the name of the flax brake, I thought I had already completed scutching so I skipped that part of the process.