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binder

 [bīnd´er]
1. a support bandage that wraps around the chest or abdomen and is secured with ties or Velcro.
Abdominal binders. A, Scultetus. B, Straight. From Elkin et al., 2000.
2. a substance that attaches to another, such as to facilitate its removal from the body; see bind (def. 2).
phosphate binder a substance such as aluminum hydroxide, calcium acetate, or calcium carbonate that binds phosphate in the blood, removing it from circulation; used in treatment of hyperphosphatemia, such as in patients with end-stage renal disease or hypoparathyroidism.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bind·er

(bīnd'er),
1. A broad bandage, especially one encircling the abdomen.
2. Anything that binds.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

bind·er

(bīnd'ĕr)
1. A broad bandage, especially one encircling the abdomen.
2. Anything that binds.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

bind·er

(bīnd'ĕr)
1. A broad bandage, especially one encircling the abdomen.
2. Anything that binds.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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So, although dozens of inventors contributed to the invention of the twine binder, none of them developed a really successful machine--until John Appleby, who therefore gets the credit.
Subsequent pages featured the first twine binder to cut and bind wheat (built by Deering in 1879), the Deering 1-horse mower ("good for lawns, parks and cemeteries"), Deering's improved steel binder ("more are in use today than any other make"), and the Giant and Junior Giant mowers.
Paul Harvester Works was using the female form to sell "Appleby" pattern twine binders? Pretty "racy," I thought, for that time in history.