Snarling iron


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a tool with a long beak, used in the process of snarling. When one end is held in a vise, and the shank is struck with a hammer, the repercussion of the other end, or beak, within the article worked upon gives the requisite blow for producing raised work. See 1st Snarl.

See also: Snarling

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.