Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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single-shear stroke

A paper cutting machine which utilizes a knife that moves with a sidewise motion at the same time that it descends. Because its edge is always parallel to the top of the table, the single-shear knife cuts the entire width of each sheet at the same time all the way down through the pile. Cf: DOUBLE-SHEAR STROKE . (145 )

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