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awl


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Awl  \Awl\,  n.  [OE.  aul,  awel,  al  AS  ?l,  awel;  akin  to  Icel. 
  alr,  OHG.  [=a]la,  G.  ahle,  Lith.  yla,  Skr.  [=a]r[=a].] 
  A  pointed  instrument  for  piercing  small  holes,  as  in  leather 
  or  wood;  used  by  shoemakers,  saddlers,  cabinetmakers,  etc 
  The  blade  is  differently  shaped  and  pointed  for  different 
  uses,  as  in  the  brad  awl,  saddler's  awl,  shoemaker's  awl, 
  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  awl 
  n  :  a  pointed  tool  for  marking  surfaces  or  for  punching  small 
  holes 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Awl 
  an  instrument  only  referred  to  in  connection  with  the  custom  of 
  boring  the  ear  of  a  slave  (Ex.  21:6;  Deut.  15:17),  in  token  of 
  his  volunteering  perpetual  service  when  he  might  be  free  (Comp. 
  Ps  40:6;  Isa.  50:5). 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  AWL 
  AnWeisungsListe  (DIN  19239) 
 
 




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