Classic entry in the British Yellow Pages:

Boring: See Civil Engineering

Bor"ing (?), n.

1.

The act or process of one who, or that which, bores; as, the boring of cannon; the boring of piles and ship timbers by certain marine mollusks.

One of the most important applications of boring is in the formation of artesian wells. Tomlinson.

2.

A hole made by boring.

3. pl.

The chips or fragments made by boring.

Boring bar, a revolving or stationary bar, carrying one or more cutting tools for dressing round holes. -- Boring tool Metal Working, a cutting tool placed in a cutter head to dress round holes.

Knight.

 

© Webster 1913.

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