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bevel
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
two surfaces meeting at an angle (that isn't 90 degrees)

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  • Owen played the flashlight over the beveled edges of the gravestone; I'd seen better work with the diamond wheel—Owen's work was much, much better.
    p. 490.1
  • And the pedestal upon which Owen had stood her—in contrast to Mary's own rough finish (granite is never as smooth as marble)—was highly polished, exquisitely beveled; Owen had cut some very fine edges with the diamond wheel, creating the impression that Mary Magdalene either stood upon or was rising from her grave.
    p. 453.7
  • The lettering was exactly as Owen preferred it—it was his favorite style—and the beveled edges along the sides and the top of the grave were exceedingly fine.
    p. 549.1
  • I wanted the granite doorstop that Owen had made for Dan and my mother, his wedding present to them, the lettering in his famous, gravestone style—JULY 1952—and neatly beveled along the sides, and perfectly edged at the corners; it was crude, but it had been Owen's earliest known work with the diamond wheel, and I wanted it.
    p. 568.5

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