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Quarter Dress

A common type of MILLSTONE DRESSING in which the FURROWS form a series of triangular patterns or HARPS around the grinding face. Each HARP has typically four straight FURROWS. The number of HARPS is variable, 8 to 10 being common. The longest FURROW is called the MASTER FURROW which normally lies tangentially to an imaginary circle at centre of the stone. There are commonly 3 shorter furrows lying parallel to the master furrow: the JOURNEYMAN, PRENTICE AND FLY FURROWS. See also STRAIGHT DRESSING, THREE QUARTER DRESSING, and TWO QUARTER DRESSING.

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