Synonyms for gimlet

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He could have moved it now for nothing short of a gimlet or a red-hot wire.

With a gimlet I bored a hole in the floor, through which I passed a piece of string.

He was no doubt the head doctor, for his glance was as sharp and piercing as a gimlet.

Then he quietly drew a gimlet from his pocket and bored a hole in the door.

She's got eyes like gimlet holes, and her hair's the color of tow.

O'Moy trembled, and his glance avoided the other's gimlet eye.

Just for a moment he looked into the gimlet eyes of the other.

Cullison was looking at him with the steel eyes 56 that bored into him like a gimlet.

From the centre of this bed a gimlet hole pierces the board.

They bored a hole in it with a gimlet, and sucked the rum out through a straw.

WORD ORIGIN

boring-tool, mid-14c., gymbelette, from Anglo-French guimbelet (French gibelet), perhaps from Middle Dutch wimmelkijn (with substitute of French diminutive suffix), diminutive of wimmel "auger, drill." The meaning "cocktail made with gin or vodka and lime juice" is first attested 1928, presumably from its "penetrating" effects on the drinker.

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auger

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