A chisel is a sharp-bladed tool used for carving hard materials such as wood, metal or stone, often in conjunction with a driving force such as a hammer. A gouge is a type of chisel used with wood.
A "brace-and-bit", or brace, is usually used to drill holes in wood by applying pressure to the top of the tool while rotating the body.
Reader's Digest is a family magazine, first issued in 1922. Headquartered in New York, it now has international editions in various languages. It features general interest articles, and is issued each month.
It has the highest circulation for a paid magazine in the world.
Arthur Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) was an English writer who specialised in darkly satirical novels that often portrayed the lives of the British aristocracy. He also wrote travel pieces, short stories and biographies.
A Playboy in this sense was a man who enjoyed numerous liaisons with women but never settled down with any of them. He might also be known as a Ladies' Man or Rake.
A Flapper was a 1920s woman who pushed the boundaries of what was deemed acceptable behaviour at that time. Flappers often wore brash makeup, smoked, drank and defied sexual norms.
Both species feature in The Great Gatsby.
It is a National Historic Landmark and houses various governmental functions, including the New York City Council and the Mayor's office.