(v. t.) To pierce or bore with a drill, or a with a drill; to perforate; as, to drill a hole into a rock; to drill a piece of metal.
(v. t.) To train in the military art; to exercise diligently, as soldiers, in military evolutions and exercises; hence, to instruct thoroughly in the rudiments of any art or branch of knowledge; to discipline.
(v. i.) To practice an exercise or exercises; to train one's self.
(n.) An instrument with an edged or pointed end used for making holes in hard substances; strictly, a tool that cuts with its end, by revolving, as in drilling metals, or by a succession of blows, as in drilling stone; also, a drill press.
(n.) The act or exercise of training soldiers in the military art, as in the manual of arms, in the execution of evolutions, and the like; hence, diligent and strict instruction and exercise in the rudiments and methods of any business; a kind or method of military exercises; as, infantry drill; battalion drill; artillery drill.
(n.) Any exercise, physical or mental, enforced with regularity and by constant repetition; as, a severe drill in Latin grammar.
(n.) A marine gastropod, of several species, which kills oysters and other bivalves by drilling holes through the shell. The most destructive kind is Urosalpinx cinerea.
(v. t.) To cause to flow in drills or rills or by trickling; to drain by trickling; as, waters drilled through a sandy stratum.
(v. t.) To sow, as seeds, by dribbling them along a furrow or in a row, like a trickling rill of water.
(v. t.) To entice; to allure from step; to decoy; -- with on.
(v. t.) To cause to slip or waste away by degrees.
(v. i.) To trickle.
(v. i.) To sow in drills.
(n.) A small trickling stream; a rill.
(n.) An implement for making holes for sowing seed, and sometimes so formed as to contain seeds and drop them into the hole made.
(n.) A light furrow or channel made to put seed into sowing.
(n.) A row of seed sown in a furrow.
(n.) A large African baboon (Cynocephalus leucophaeus).
(n.) Same as Drilling.
(1) "Acoustic" craters were produced by two laser pulses delivered into a saline-filled metal fiber cap, which was placed in a mechanically drilled crater.
(2) In late May, more than 50 residents of Ust-Usa protested the effects of oil drilling and plans for a new oil well near the village.
(3) Officers arrested her last month during the protest against oil drilling by the energy firm Cuadrilla at Balcombe in West Sussex – a demonstration Lucas has attended several times.
(4) An image depicting the British prime minister, David Cameron, is held by a protester during a rally at the former test drill site operated by Cuadrilla Resources in Balcombe.
(5) Based on available information regarding heat tolerance of neural tissue, all drills were found capable of producing hazardous temperature elevations.
(6) Some art experts have petitioned against Seracini drilling through the Vasari fresco, claiming any paint found behind might have been left by another artist.
(7) There were 119 quarry drilling and crusher workers (outdoor, physically active), 77 quarry truck and loader drivers (outdoor, physically inactive), 92 postal deliverymen (outdoor, physically active), 75 postal clerks (indoor, physically inactive), and 43 hospital maintenance workers (indoor, physically active).
(8) Salem County (NJ) Memorial Hospital cooperated in an areawide disaster drill and found that it took large doses of planning and cooperation to coordinate the effort.
(9) But the research drills down into the data to examine different cohorts separately, and discovers that reassuring overall averages are masking some striking variations.
(10) We now need to get on with exploratory drilling to find out the extent of the UK’s oil and gas reserves.” Geoff Davies, chief executive of Celtique, said: “We are studying the impact of the amendments [and] will make a decision in due course regarding the potential appeal of the Fernhurst planning refusal.” Cuadrilla did not respond to a request for comment.
(11) The selection of diamond-coates whetstones manufactured by Chirana for turbine drills is extended at present by two new types of toods with a different size of diamond particles.
(12) The effect of drill speed on biopsy size and quality for microscopy was studied postmortem.
(13) But its protests were far more muted than the complaints which saw off plans for drills there earlier this year.
(14) Preservation and usefulness of human gross temporal bones that have been dissected or drilled have always been a problem.
(15) We are looking to find solutions for global warming and yet we’re spending billions to drill deeper and deeper for oil.
(16) Oil is coating birds and delicate wetlands along the Louisiana coast, and the political fallout from the spill has reached Washington, where the head of the federal agency that oversees offshore drilling resigned today.
(17) This included estimation of the furthest distance that the cooling fluid, using coloured water, and the bone chips of a dry petrous temporal bone can be thrown, and the spread of the fine dust produced by the drilling using a staph.
(18) The left tibia served as a drilled but nonimplanted control.
(19) The risk factors with statistical significance in conditional logistic regression analysis were exposure time of smelting, time of underground drilling, and age of beginning mining underground.
(20) • Very robust questioning, known as the harsh approach, could be banned – or if not "the approach should not include an analogy with a military drill sergeant".
(superl.) Queer, and fitted to provoke laughter; ludicrous from oddity; amusing and strange.
(n.) One whose practice it is to raise mirth by odd tricks; a jester; a buffoon; a merry-andrew.
(n.) Something exhibited to raise mirth or sport, as a puppet, a farce, and the like.
(v. i.) To jest; to play the buffoon.
(v. t.) To lead or influence by jest or trick; to banter or jest; to cajole.
(v. t.) To make a jest of; to set in a comical light.
(1) "It's like revisiting an old world," says Topley-Bird, who is droll and spacey where Tricky is hyperactively chatty.
(2) Obama's roommates were Paul Carpenter, a blond southern Californian who occasionally took his friends surfing (bodysurfing, in Barry's case), and Imad Husain, an intellectual Pakistani with a droll sense of humour who grew up in Karachi (though his parents now lived in Dubai) and finished his secondary education at Bedford School in the UK.
(3) She is by far the most popular …" Ms Harman was careful not to smile at this gallant jibe, but most of the shadow cabinet thought it very droll and smiled happily.
(4) Patterson says that she felt the most sympathy for her father, quietly droll, music-loving, a former Japanese POW.
(5) Tom was unsuited to the home-improvement periodicals for which he wrote in the late 70s, but in 1980 his droll and quizzical reviews began to appear in New Music News, an underground rock weekly launched by Felix Dennis to fill the vacuum left by the strike-bound NME and Melody Maker.
(6) She is the drama's underdog, but Lindqvist's droll, bullish performance elicits the most memorable moments of humour and pathos (as well as several uncomfortable moments in that bikini).
(7) His show was loose and disconnected, delivered in a droll, semi-stoned style that allowed him to ramble gently from one topic to the next.
(8) Here he reviews games with droll and super-fast wit, against a backdrop of animation.
(9) What happened to the droll and down-to-earth candidate who, without a qualm, is now embracing the Bonapartist style of Charles de Gaulle's presidency?
(11) "He was like, 'I've thrown parents in the pool before, don't make me throw you,'" says Tony, adopting a hangdog look and mimicking Murray in the lowest, most droll voice possible.
(12) Most of all, I will miss his style: his suave deportment; his droll sense of humour; his understatement and his physical energy; his articulacy; his charm; his grace.
(13) It's been significantly updated – the stand-out moment for me was when Beryl and Betty did a rap over Don't Stop Me Now (they do the words – "I'm a sex machine, ready to reload", which is droll for their dry delivery – but they also chat all the way through: "I think you were out of tune, there".
(14) In a presentation so droll that the people who came after him kicked off with "We're not going to be as enjoyable as that, I'm afraid", Haslam emphasised activity, more activity, sustainable activity – best of all, routine activity, that is built into your life and carries on regardless of the weather, or whether you've broken your arm.
(15) 1 Know thine enemy It is droll to observe nutritional advice at the public health level; governments and their agencies always approach obesity as though it were a problem of information or – in the popular phrasing – "awareness".
(16) Friday's launch was fun (cue Zuckerberg's droll status update: "Mark Zuckerberg listed a company on Nasdaq") but there's a tendency to see stock market flotations as the culmination of a company's existence.
(17) Every morning, he announces the location of each piece on his website and invites people to call a hotline for droll descriptions of the artwork's inspiration.
(18) Tristram is quite droll about the demands of the narrative, and describes the distance it puts between her and the disease as a kind of relief.
(19) His LinkedIn account is also testament to a droll sense of humour with a minimal CV.
(20) All very droll – but perhaps the self-proclaimed "cock of the walk" might like to think about letting the dust settle?