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chis·el

(chiz'ĕl),
A single beveled end-cutting blade with a straight or angled shank used with a thrust along the axis of the handle for cutting or splitting dentin and enamel.

chis·el

(chiz'ĕl)
Single beveled end-cutting blade with straight or angled shank used with a thrust along axis of handle for cutting or splitting dentin and enamel.

chisel,

n an instrument modeled after a carpenter's chisel intended for cutting or cleaving hard tissue. The cutting edge is beveled on one side only; the shank may be straight or angled.
chisel, contra-angle (binangle chisel),
n a chisel-shaped, binangled, paired cutting instrument whose blade meets the shank at an angle greater than 12°.
chisel, posterior,
n See chisel, contra-angle.
chisel, Wedelstaedt,
n.pr a chisel with a blade that is continuous with the shank, has no constricting neck, curves rather than angles into the shank, and is available in varying widths.
Chlamydia
n.pr a genus of microorganisms that live as intercellular parasites and have a number of properties in common with gram-negative bacteria. Two species have been identified; both are pathogenic.
C. psittaci
n.pr an organism that infests birds and causes a type of pneumonia in humans (psittacosis).
C. trachomatis
n.pr an organism that lives in the conjunctivae of the eye and the epithelium of the urethra and cervix and is responsible for conjunctivitis, lymphogranuloma venereum, and trachoma.

chisel

an instrument designed to be driven by a hammer to pare away at a surface. It has a cutting edge across the distal end with a bevel on one of its sides.

army chisel
a heavyweight steel chisel used for paring of the surface of bones.
obstetric c's
have been largely discarded because of the danger associated with their use in fetotomy. A semisharp spatula may be used for the same purposes.
symphysiotomy chisel
used to divide the pubis at the pubic symphysis in immature heifers carrying large calves. The chisel point is angled inward toward the center of the blade so that the cutting surface will stay on the bone when it disappears from view.
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Remove the wire edge by rubbing the back of the chisel on 220 grit (Photo G).
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If you have access to a woodlot and plan to harvest timbers for building frames, then you'll need a really big chisel or two to create the interlocking mortise-and-tenon joinery that holds the timbers together.
While a blacksmith handled hot cut is preferable, a hand-held chisel will work.
Park the disk and use the chisel, if you have the choice.
David lays down the chisel and picks up a folded scrap of sandpaper.
Vasari: And so Michelangelo traded his paintbrush for a hammer and chisel, and became a live-in apprentice at the Medici palace.
Several studies have shown that no-till and chisel tillage methods can substantially reduce soil losses compared to conventional systems (Siemen and Oschwald 1976; Laflen et al.
The result is a drill point that has two large fiat facets separated by a straight chisel edge.
A VOLUNTARY worker caught with a chisel in a Stockton street said he was trying to help his girlfriend.
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