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synonyms for awl

  • auger
  • bit
  • borer
  • corkscrew
  • countersink
  • dibble
  • gimlet
  • implement
  • jackhammer
  • punch
  • riveter
  • trepan
  • trephine
  • wimble
  • rotary tool
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How to use awl in a sentence

Really the best method is to make a round denuded spot by twirling a small brad-awl.
THE TREATMENT OF HAY FEVERGEORGE FREDERICK LAIDLAW
The last act of ownership performed by the master was the piercing of the right ear with an awl.
LANDHOLDING IN ENGLANDJOSEPH FISHER
Baba Mustapha was seated with an awl in his hand, just going to work.
THE ARABIAN NIGHTSUNKNOWN
"I'll earn 'em," said the cobbler, with a savage dash of his awl which one of his fingers barely escaped.
ALL HE KNEWJOHN HABBERTON
The older needlework is of exceptionally good character and shows great skill with the awl.
THE MYTHS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANSLEWIS SPENCE
Alderman, awl′dėr-man, n. in English and Irish boroughs, a civic dignitary next in rank to the mayor.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 1 OF 4: A-D)VARIOUS
Alder, awl′dėr, n. a tree related to the birch, usually growing in moist ground.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 1 OF 4: A-D)VARIOUS
If Saint Hughs bones shall not be set a-work, I may prick mine awl in the walls, and go play.
THE MERMAID SERIES. EDITED BY H. ELLIS. THE BEST PLAYS OF THE OLD DRAMATISTS. THOMAS DEKKER. EDITED, WITH AN INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY ERNEST RHYS.THOMAS DEKKER
That, the vartues ov woman are awl her own, but her frailities hav bin taught her.
JOSH BILLINGS, HIZ SAYINGSHENRY WHEELER SHAW
"The lapse ov ages," iz a pleasant thing tew dwell upon, but after awl, verry mutch depends upon the ages ov the laps.
JOSH BILLINGS, HIZ SAYINGSHENRY WHEELER SHAW
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WORDS RELATED TO AWL

  • auger
  • awl
  • bit
  • borer
  • corkscrew
  • countersink
  • dibble
  • gimlet
  • implement
  • jackhammer
  • punch
  • riveter
  • rotary tool
  • trepan
  • trephine
  • wimble
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.