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For a more finished look, use the straightedge of a metal bench scraper to smooth sides and top. Decorate cake with fresh flowers, if desired.
The shell of Ensis directus really does look like an old-fashioned straightedge razor, narrow and thin, or a jackknife, per its other common name, Atlantic jackknife clam.
Pro tip: use the side of your favorite palette as a straightedge for your cheekbones.
This slick straightedge was invented by Anirudh Sharma, Lirong Liu, and Professor Pattie Maes in the Fluid Interfaces group at MIT’s Media Lab.
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STRAIGHTEDGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of straightedge for English Language Learners
: a piece of wood, metal, plastic, etc., with a straight edge that you use to make sure something (such as a line or surface) is straight or to make straight lines or cuts
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