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??? What are these question marks doing here? These represent tools which we know by a Dutch or French term, but for which we couldn't find a proper English term. Suggestions for a name are always welcome!

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Myoma drawer
The myoma drawer is a manual tool consisting of a sturdy metal spiral and an annular or straight handle, with which the surgeon removes a myoma, i.e. a benign tumor consisting of smooth muscle tissue. To be distinguished from the corkscrew. [MOT]
Mould for cardboard boxes
Mushroom collecting knife
Anyone who harvests edible mushrooms in the forest or in a meadow, cuts them to the ground with a knife (except when it concerns agarics, which have to be dug out). One cleans them on the spot. There is a special pocket knife for this purpose, which is a compound tool, with a blade to cut off the mushroom stem and a boar bristle brush to remove soil and dirt; that brush may or may not be collapsible. On the back of the blade there are sometimes teeth to remove coarser dirt or, according to some, the outer layer of the skin (the 'cuticule') (1). [MOT] (1) http://www.opinel.com/ (January 2021).
Mustard spoon
A small (approx. 10-15 cm long), spherical (approx. 1.5 cm diameter) wooden spoon with which mustard powder can be served (1). For serving mustard in pasta form, there are wooden, bone, ceramic, metal mustard spatulas or spoons. [MOT] (1) According to CAMPBELL: 126, this spoon is used as a salt spoon.
Nave borer
The description of the nave borer can only be consulted in dutch.
Notching knife
Notching knife of a wood engraver.
Narrow indented chisel
Narrow drain spade
Nail-clippers
Nut pliers
Nuts can be tightened or loosened with nut pliers. The jaws are adapted to the shape of the nut. They grab the nut on four of the six faces. Unlike wrenches, the jaws don't move parallel. Sometimes they are ribbed on the inside for a better grip and the opening can be fixed with a set screw. The pliers cannot then be closed further than the screw allows, so that excessive pressure cannot be exerted on the side surfaces of the nut and thereby damage them. See also combination pliers. [MOT]
Nutmeg grater
Usually semicircular, but also sometimes completely round elongated metal grater of sheet iron with which nutmegs can be finely grated. These graters have a separate place where the nuts can be stored, usually at the top and closed with a lid. The grater can also be placed in a container in which both the nuts can be stored and in which the finely grated nutmeg can be collected. See also nutmeg mill. [MOT]
Nut bore
Notching plane
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Thinning scissors
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Masonry shovel
Slightly concave shovel with straight cut, made of sheet steel. Usually there is no handle on the stem, but a T-handle also occurs. The sand shovel serves to move sand, gravel, crushed stone, etc. The archaeologist uses the sand shovel to scrape off very thin layers of soil to make the traces visible. See also the shovel. [MOT]
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Monoxil (usually beech or willow) knife-shaped hand tool to rid the stone form of the remnants of clay and sand after each stone made. Sometimes a piece of iron was used for the same purpose. [EMABB]
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Mould for ventilation tile / Mould for pigeon tile
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Mould for tiles
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Mould for roof tiles
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The electrician uses these safety fuse pliers to install and remove fuse cartridges. Depending on the type of cartridge - eg cylindrical cartridge, glass fuse CEHESS, etc. - and thus also on the number of volts, a different model of pliers is used. The tool consists of a plastic, formerly Bakelite, pliers (approx. 20 cm) with rounded jaws. Sometimes a rubber sleeve is included for handling glass fuses. For the cartridges of heavy fuses (up to 12000 V) formerly used in small processing plants (of eg lighting fixtures) a long (approx. 115 cm) (1) wooden tongs with porcelain insulators on the arms were used. The pliers may or may not be provided with a grounding in the form of a cable. See also the key for safety fuse type DIAZED. [MOT] (1) E & E: 353; mentions that these pliers come in two sizes and also shows another model.
Dish clamp
Ear spoon
Darning tool
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Bottleopener for screw caps
Aglet pliers
The shoemaker fixes the aglet on shoelaces with these pliers. He places this iron band on the lace to prevent it from fraying and to make it easier to thread. The jaws are slightly hollowed out for the curve of the aglet.See also the lace-tag fitter. [MOT]
Stitching clamp
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The optician can easily hold spectacle lenses with these spectacle forceps. The jaws consist of two round plates, which are covered with rubber on the inside. This way, the glasses are not damaged and you have a better grip on them. One jaw is mounted on a spring, so that the pressure is applied more gently to the glass. This jaw can also move slightly up or down. The other jaw is slightly larger and hollow on the inside for the convex side of the glass. A spring opens the pliers automatically. [MOT]
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Blind riveting pliers
Embossing pliers
Canvas stretching pliers