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Then his master must take him to the door and publicly pierce his ear with an awl.

This second view was given representative voice by Choire Sicha at The Awl.

He regularly contributes essays to The Awl, and is a graduate of both NYU and Columbia University.

Daniel D'Addario is a writer who's contributed to Newsweek, The Awl, Urlesque, and Capital.

Natasha Vargas-Cooper is the Los Angeles correspondent for The Awl.

Really the best method is to make a round denuded spot by twirling a small brad-awl.

The last act of ownership performed by the master was the piercing of the right ear with an awl.

Baba Mustapha was seated with an awl in his hand, just going to work.

"I'll earn 'em," said the cobbler, with a savage dash of his awl which one of his fingers barely escaped.

The older needlework is of exceptionally good character and shows great skill with the awl.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to awl, such as: auger, bit, borer, corkscrew, countersink, and dibble.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.