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 for Elliptic chuck
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Elliptic \El*lip"tic\, Elliptical \El*lip"tic*al\, a. [Gr. ?:
     cf. F. elliptique. See Ellipsis.]
     1. Of or pertaining to an ellipse; having the form of an
        ellipse; oblong, with rounded ends.
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              The planets move in elliptic orbits.  --Cheyne.
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              The billiard sharp who any one catches,
              His doom's extremely hard 
              He's made to dwell
              In a dungeon cell
              On a spot that's always barred.
              And there he plays extravagant matches
              In fitless finger-stalls
              On a cloth untrue
              With a twisted cue
              And elliptical billiard balls!
                                                    --Gilbert and
                                                    Sullivan (The
                                                    Mikado: The
                                                    More Humane
                                                    Mikado Song)
  
     2. Having a part omitted; as, an elliptical phrase.
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     3. leaving out information essential to comprehension; so
        concise as to be difficult to understand; obscure or
        ambiguous; -- of speech or writing; as, an elliptical
        comment.
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     Elliptic chuck. See under Chuck.
  
     Elliptic compasses, an instrument arranged for drawing
        ellipses.
  
     Elliptic function. (Math.) See Function.
  
     Elliptic integral. (Math.) See Integral.
  
     Elliptic polarization. See under Polarization.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chuck \Chuck\, n.
     1. A slight blow or pat under the chin.
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     2. A short throw; a toss.
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     3. (Mach.) A contrivance or machine fixed to the mandrel of a
        lathe, for holding a tool or the material to be operated
        upon.
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     Chuck farthing, a play in which a farthing is pitched into
        a hole; pitch farthing.
  
     Chuck hole, a deep hole in a wagon rut.
  
     Elliptic chuck, a chuck having a slider and an eccentric
        circle, which, as the work turns round, give it a sliding
        motion across the center which generates an ellipse.
        --Knight.
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