an auger having a helical outer surface suggesting a screw thread.
9 Synonyms For “Screwing Up”We’ve all had moments where we’ve really and truly screwed something up. An epic mistake (OK, maybe not on a historic, global scale like the February 26, 2017 Oscars). But still, we’re human, and mistakes do happen. There are a lot of words to describe things going south in a hurry. We’ve gathered a few here. You’ll notice they’re all very close in definition. Maybe …
Assent vs. AscentHomophones: Love them or hate them, they’re everywhere. These two are a great example. They may sound the same, but their meanings couldn’t be any more different. Assent is a word that indicates agreement or approval. Ascent refers to an upward movement. Assent As a verb, assent means to agree or to give in. When used as a verb, it’s often followed by the word …
Origin of screw auger
An Americanism dating back to 1785–95
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Mr. Henry was the first to make the “rag” carpet, and was the inventor of the screw-auger.A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine|Robert H. Thurston