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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Borer  \Bor"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  that  bores;  an  instrument  for  boring. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  marine,  bivalve  mollusk,  of  the  genus  {Teredo}  and 
  allies,  which  burrows  in  wood.  See  {Teredo}. 
  b  Any  bivalve  mollusk  ({Saxicava},  {Lithodomus},  etc.) 
  which  bores  into  limestone  and  similar  substances. 
  c  One  of  the  larv[ae]  of  many  species  of  insects,  which 
  penetrate  trees,  as  the  apple,  peach,  pine,  etc  See 
  {Apple  borer},  under  {Apple}. 
  d  The  hagfish  ({Myxine}). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hag  \Hag\,  n.  [OE.  hagge,  hegge,  with  hag,  AS  h[ae]gtesse; 
  akin  to  OHG.  hagazussa  G.  hexe,  D.  heks,  Dan.  hex,  Sw 
  h["a]xa.  The  first  part  of  the  word  is  prob.  the  same  as  E. 
  haw,  hedge,  and  the  orig.  meaning  was  perh.,  wood  woman,  wild 
  woman.  ?.] 
  1.  A  witch,  sorceress,  or  enchantress;  also  a  wizard.  [Obs.] 
  ``[Silenus]  that  old  hag.''  --Golding. 
 
  2.  An  ugly  old  woman. 
 
  3.  A  fury;  a  she-monster.  --Grashaw. 
 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  An  eel-like  marine  marsipobranch  ({Myxine 
  glutinosa}),  allied  to  the  lamprey.  It  has  a  suctorial 
  mouth,  with  labial  appendages,  and  a  single  pair  of  gill 
  openings.  It  is  the  type  of  the  order  Hyperotpeta.  Called 
  also  {hagfish},  {borer},  {slime  eel},  {sucker},  and 
  {sleepmarken}. 
 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  hagdon  or  shearwater. 
 
  6.  An  appearance  of  light  and  fire  on  a  horse's  mane  or  a 
  man's  hair.  --Blount. 
 
  {Hag  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  moth  ({Phobetron  pithecium}),  the 
  larva  of  which  has  curious  side  appendages,  and  feeds  on 
  fruit  trees. 
 
  {Hag's  tooth}  (Naut.),  an  ugly  irregularity  in  the  pattern  of 
  matting  or  pointing. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  borer 
  n  1:  a  drill  for  penetrating  rock  [syn:  {bore  bit},  {rock  drill}, 
  {stone  drill}] 
  2:  any  of  various  insects  or  larvae  or  mollusks  that  bore  into 
  wood  [syn:  {woodborer}] 




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