Printmaker carving a lino block with heavily bandaged bloody fingers.
The Scottish Word:

Chib.

Ye widni chib yer fingers sae much if ye used the chib protector.

Ye ken hoo it works right?

Ye hook yin edge o it oer the side o yer workbench an place yer lino on tap agin the ither edge mindin tae cut awa frae yersel ahn yer fingers at aw times.

Translation:

chib: to stab or slash, a stabbing implement, in prisons stabbing implements were carved from toothbrushes or combs.

You wouldn’t stab your fingers so much if you used the stab protector.

You know how it works right?

You hook one edge of it over your workbench and place your lino on top butted against the other edge remembering to cut away from yourself and your fingers at all times.

ˈʧɪb

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