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 Meanings and Examples of DRILL
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drill
 v.  bore; pierce; make a hole; practice; train
Classic Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  The Troop met twice a week in Jonesboro to drill and to pray for the war to begin.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
2  She sank down on one of the little stools behind the counter of the booth and looked up and down the long hall which, until this afternoon, had been a bare and ugly drill room.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
3  There were so many uniforms in the crowd--so many uniforms on so many men whom Scarlett knew, men she had met on hospital cots, on the streets, at the drill ground.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
4  For a few minutes they went through a brisk drill that brought perspiration to their foreheads and cheers and applause from the audience.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
5  I can drill a dime at fifty yards.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
6  It was excellent drill for their memories, a harmless amusement, and employed many hours which otherwise would have been idle, lonely, or spent in less profitable society.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWO
7  While I dress, do you drill her, Nan, in the management of her skirt and those French heels, or she will trip herself up.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
8  If you keep doing it every day as regularly as soldiers go through drill we shall see what will happen and find out if the experiment succeeds.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
9  A blue-bottle had settled on the cake and stabbed its yellow rock with its short drill.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 7
10  One cut with a hatchet, and there results a nose; another such cut with a hatchet, and there materialises a pair of lips; two thrusts with a drill, and there issues a pair of eyes.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER V
11  They had sorely missed the excitement of the drills while away, and they counted education well lost if only they could ride and yell and shoot off rifles in the company of their friends.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
12  A sailor takes a fancy to wear shark-bone ear-rings: the carpenter drills his ears.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 107. The Carpenter.
13  The ladies were making uniforms, knitting socks and rolling bandages, and the men were drilling and shooting.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
14  The two with the hammer and the crowbar were drilling a hole near the base of the windmill.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
15  Also, he was drilled and drilled and reviewed, and drilled and drilled and reviewed.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 1
Example Sentence: (25 in 2 pages)
1  What is a cavity in a tooth? Why do they drill it?
2  Don't drill here, there's a gas pipe.
3  After an exhausting drill in oppressive heat, Mia Hamm jogged off the field.
4  The drill master told the recruit to wipe the blood from his sword before slipping it back into the scabbard.
5  He used a drill to bore a hole in the door.
6  I need a drill to make a hole.
7  This drill can bore through rock.
8  The drill instructor was court-martialed for having sex with a trainee.
9  When the drill bit reaches about a mile and a half in depth, nearly six times the height of the Empire State Building, it will munch its way sideways for another two miles.
10  The miners used rock drills and compressed air to drive through hard rock.
11  The narrow street reverberated with/to the sound of the workmen's drills.
12  He drills the choir to a high standard.
13  The whales' predicament in the frigid waters of Hudson Bay made international headlines, and locals had been planning a rescue operation with chainsaws and drills before the mammals slipped away.
14  This new model of drilling machine can bore through solid rock ten metres deep.
15  After drilling for several weeks they finally struck oil.