1) A name given to implements used in a variety of crafts, especially to a shaving tool used by bowyers.

Richard Clint was a bowyer and made the following bequest: 1434 et meum optimum flote, optimum gravour ... Willelmo Scott, servienti meo, j thik flote et j gravour, York. Similarly, John Snaith of Doncaster, also a bower, bequeathed to his apprentice j flote, ij gravers et ij cultellos . In 1458, though a York goldsmith left to one of his workmen sex limas vocatas files et vj gravers. The exact meaning here is uncertain.

places York Doncaster
dates 1434 1458

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