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''He shaped the bedpost by turning it on a lathe.''
1856: (w), (w), Part II Chapter IV, translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling
- Of the windows of the village there was one yet more often occupied; for on Sundays from morning to night, and every morning when the weather was bright, one could see at the dormer-window of the garret the profile of Monsieur Binet bending over his lathe, whose monotonous humming could be heard at the Lion d'Or.
(quote-book)|Notes on The Canterbury Tales. Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, Vol. 5||124|(..)''lathe'', a barn, is still used in some parts of Yorkshire, but chiefly in local designations, being otherwise obsolescent ; see the Cleveland and Whitby glossaries. ‘The northern man writing to his neighbor may say, “My ''lathe'' standeth neer the ''kirkegarth'',” for My barn standeth neere the churchyard’|origdate=1894
To shape with a lathe.
(quote-book)|(w)|chapter=The Reeve’s Tale|passage=By Goddes herte, he sal nat scape us bathe! Why ne had thow pit the capul in the lathe!|translation=By God’s heart, he will not escape us both! Why didn’t you put the horse in the barn!