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wimble

[ wim-buhl ]

noun

  1. a device used especially in mining for extracting the rubbish from a bored hole.
  2. a marbleworker's brace for drilling.
  3. any of various other instruments for boring.


verb (used with object)

, wim·bled, wim·bling.
  1. to bore or perforate with or as if with a wimble.

wimble

/ ˈwɪmbəl /

noun

  1. any of a number of hand tools, such as a brace and bit or a gimlet, used for boring holes


verb

  1. to bore (a hole) with or as if with a wimble
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Word History and Origins

Origin of wimble1

1250–1300; Middle English < Middle Dutch or Middle Low German wimmel auger; gimlet
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Word History and Origins

Origin of wimble1

C13: from Middle Dutch wimmel auger
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Example Sentences

“Yes,” said Chris, in a tone suggestive of much knowledge; and then there was an interval of snipping, and Wimble coughed.

The scissors dropped on the floor with a crash, and Wimble stood, wide-eyed, and harrowing his thin whiskers with his comb.

Michael Wimble had obtained more information than he had anticipated, and of a very different class.

“No, Mr Brime,” said Wimble patronisingly, as he looked longingly at the visitor with cross-examination in his breast.

Because I found it early next morning,” said Wimble, holding up the bottle; “and I can swear it was not there the day before.

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