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synonyms for trepan

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

The learned doctors held a consultation, and resolved to trepan the skull and extract the worm.
THE HISTORY OF YIDDISH LITERATURE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURYLEO WIENER
Figs. 141 to 146 are of the connections to the trepan and spears or rods.
WATER SUPPLY: THE PRESENT PRACTICE OF SINKING AND BORING WELLSERNEST SPON
If our Vulcans now-a-days were to trepan the heads of our Jupiters, they would find nothing in them!
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF MR. VERDANT GREEN, AN OXFORD UNDER-GRADUATECUTHBERT BEDE
The sheep necessarily dies at last, unless we remove the parasite by means of the trepan.
ANIMAL PARASITES AND MESSMATESP. J. VAN BENEDEN
The surgical trepan is a different word altogether, and belongs to Greco-Lat.
THE ROMANCE OF WORDS (4TH ED.)ERNEST WEEKLEY
Well, suppose there's a hundred chances to one the trepan kills him on the spot—what then?'
THE HOUSE BY THE CHURCH-YARDJ. SHERIDAN LE FANU
They seldom trepan; a surgeon who attempted to perform it, would himself be perhaps in want of it.
A YEAR'S JOURNEY THROUGH FRANCE AND PART OF SPAIN, 1777PHILIP THICKNESSE
But the point I refer to is this: the old instrument, the trepan, had a handle like a wimble, what we call a brace or bit-stock.
MEDICAL ESSAYSOLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, SR.
We ought therefore to try other means, and trepan the bone in several places, till whatever is rotten be taken away.
A DISSERTATION ON THE INUTILITY OF THE AMPUTATION OF LIMBSJOHANN ULRICH BILGUER
It is more properly spelled trapanned, and is not to be confused with the verb trepan, to remove a piece of the skull.
THE SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY PAPERSVARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TREPAN

  • 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.