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synonyms for borings

  • drilling
  • boring
  • burrowing
  • digging
  • pitting
  • prospecting
  • quarrying
  • scooping
  • tapping
  • unearthing
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How to use borings in a sentence

The hollows in which London and Paris lie are both perforated in many places by borings of this nature.
THE WONDER BOOK OF KNOWLEDGEVARIOUS
Each of them had "the reverse side cut perfectly flat, and with the borings to attach them to some other object."
HOMER AND HIS AGEANDREW LANG
Artesian borings have been made in West Queensland 4,000 feet deep.
THE WONDER BOOK OF KNOWLEDGEVARIOUS
But it is not often that borings come to be made in river alluvia.
THE GEOLOGICAL STORY OF THE ISLE OF WIGHTJ. CECIL HUGHES
Borax may also be used for iron welding and a mixture of borax with steel borings may also be used for either class of work.
OXY-ACETYLENE WELDING AND CUTTINGHAROLD P. MANLY
Measurements of such heat-increase have been taken, both in mines and in borings for wells.
YOUNG FOLKS' LIBRARY, VOLUME XI (OF 20)VARIOUS
Gard never ceased to enjoin the utmost caution on the men who undertook these outermost experimental borings.
A MAID OF THE SILVER SEAJOHN OXENHAM
Steel filings and cast-iron borings contain carbon, and afford a more brilliant fire, with wavy radiations.
A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
Borings are made in the earth from the crust to a depth of 600 or 700 feet, when large reservoirs of natural gas are "struck."
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, NO. 481, MARCH 21, 1885VARIOUS
If the borings and chips of the ivory-turner, called ivory dust, be boiled in water, a kind of fine size is obtained.
A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
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