EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AUGER
Jack twitched the auger from one of the seamen and flung it into the lagoon.
This point fits into a hole pecked with a point or bored with an auger into the door-sill.
Then Baugi took the auger again and he bored deeper and deeper into the rock.
These round holes might be fashioned with an auger, so regular are they.
They next tapped the maple-trees on the south side, with an auger of an inch and a half.
Many of these holes are as round and as cleanly cut as if they had been made with an auger.
As he puts the question, Davis points his auger to the bottom of the ship.
Next he took an auger and bored a hole in each end of the three pieces.
He took the auger, and quickly bored an inch hole in the scuttle.
He goes over it again, verse by verse, and Auger accompanies him.
c.1500, faulty separation of Middle English a nauger, from Old English nafogar "nave drill," from Proto-Germanic *nabogaizaz (cf. Old Norse nafarr, Old Saxon nabuger, Old High German nabuger), a compound whose first element is related to nave (n.2) and whose second is identical to Old English gar "a spear, borer" (see gar). For similar misdivisions, see adder. The same change took place in Dutch (avegaar).