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 for Second-cut file
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Second \Sec"ond\, a. [F., fr. L. secundus second, properly,
     following, fr. sequi to follow. See Sue to follow, and cf.
     Secund.]
     1. Immediately following the first; next to the first in
        order of place or time; hence, occurring again; another;
        other.
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              And he slept and dreamed the second time. --Gen.
                                                    xli. 5.
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     2. Next to the first in value, power, excellence, dignity, or
        rank; secondary; subordinate; inferior.
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              May the day when we become the second people upon
              earth . . . be the day of our utter extirpation.
                                                    --Landor.
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     3. Being of the same kind as another that has preceded;
        another, like a prototype; as, a second Cato; a second
        Troy; a second deluge.
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              A Daniel, still say I, a second Daniel! --Shak.
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     Second Adventist. See Adventist.
  
     Second cousin, the child of a cousin.
  
     Second-cut file. See under File.
  
     Second distance (Art), that part of a picture between the
        foreground and the background; -- called also middle
        ground, or middle distance. [R.]
  
     Second estate (Eng.), the House of Peers.
  
     Second girl, a female house-servant who does the lighter
        work, as chamber work or waiting on table.
  
     Second intention. See under Intention.
  
     Second story, Second floor, in America, the second range
        of rooms from the street level. This, in England, is
        called the first floor, the one beneath being the
        ground floor.
  
     Second thought or Second thoughts, consideration of a
        matter following a first impulse or impression;
        reconsideration.
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              On second thoughts, gentlemen, I don't wish you had
              known him.                            --Dickens.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  File \File\ (f[imac]l), n. [AS. fe['o]l; akin to D. viji, OHG.
     f[imac]la, f[imac]hala, G. feile, Sw. fil, Dan. fiil, cf.
     Icel. [thorn][=e]l, Russ. pila, and Skr. pi[,c] to cut out,
     adorn; perh. akin to E. paint.]
     1. A steel instrument, having cutting ridges or teeth, made
        by indentation with a chisel, used for abrading or
        smoothing other substances, as metals, wood, etc.
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     Note: A file differs from a rasp in having the furrows made
           by straight cuts of a chisel, either single or crossed,
           while the rasp has coarse, single teeth, raised by the
           pyramidal end of a triangular punch.
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     2. Anything employed to smooth, polish, or rasp, literally or
        figuratively.
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              Mock the nice touches of the critic's file.
                                                    --Akenside.
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     3. A shrewd or artful person. [Slang] --Fielding.
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              Will is an old file in spite of his smooth face.
                                                    --Thackeray.
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     Bastard file, Cross file, etc. See under Bastard,
        Cross, etc.
  
     Cross-cut file, a file having two sets of teeth crossing
        obliquely.
  
     File blank, a steel blank shaped and ground ready for
        cutting to form a file.
  
     File cutter, a maker of files.
  
     Second-cut file, a file having teeth of a grade next finer
        than bastard.
  
     Single-cut file, a file having only one set of parallel
        teeth; a float.
  
     Smooth file, a file having teeth so fine as to make an
        almost smooth surface.
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