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noun as in auger

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Murdoch was known to personally track all of the editorial budgets with a gimlet eye.

There are reasons, in other words, for hard-shell conservatives to give him the gimlet eye.

What the baron recoils from in horror, others discern with a gimlet eye to the main social chance.

However, with the gimlet eyes of a new blogger, I detect ominous portents of change.

Gorenflot went off quite happy, and then Chicot made, with a gimlet, a hole in the partition at about the height of his eye.

To broach a pipe, pierce it with an auger or gimlet, four fingers- breadth over the lower rim, so that the dregs may not rise.

He stood, shivering, with gimlet flames in his eyes, his fingers twitching restlessly.

Tom had broken his gimlet and three extra ones which fortunately some one had brought.

I will not have thee strike thy gimlet into these weak vessels; prick thine enemies, Ralph.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gimlet, such as: borer, grill, and tool.

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