Definitions

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  • n. A priming tube connecting the charge chamber with the gallery, or place where the slow match is applied.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A priming tube connecting the charge chamber with the gallery, or place where the slow match is applied.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Milit., a small trough extending from the chamber of a mine to the extremity of a gallery, to protect from dampness a saucisson or tube filled with powder.

Etymologies

French, diminutive of auge trough, from Latin alveus hollow, from alvus belly. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Nihil magis auget, ac assidua studia, et profundae cogitationes.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Quoniam caliditate conjuncta est siccitas quae malum auget.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Lapis hic gestatus aut ebibitus prudentiam auget, nocturnos timores pellit; insanos hac sanavi, et quum lapidem abjecerint, erupit iterum stultitia.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Hæ vectantur in singulis curribus, et singularum ad hoc maximis curribus cum custodia cuiuscunque crucis, decem mille equitum, et centum mille peditum, nec tamen hic numerus auget vel minuit principalem exercitum Paganorum.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • H� vectantur in singulis curribus, et singularum ad hoc maximis curribus cum custodia cuiuscunque crucis, decem mille equitum, et centum mille peditum, nec tamen hic numerus auget vel minuit principalem exercitum Paganorum.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • HOC uide circum supraque quod complexu continet terram solisque exortu capessit candorem, occasu nigret, id quod nostri caelum memorant, Grai perhibent aethera: quidquid est hoc, omnia animat format alit auget creat sepelit recipitque in sese omnia, omniumque idem est pater, 5 indidemque eadem aeque oriuntur de integro atque eodem occidunt.

    Genitabile Caelum

  • Thus Tzwivel (1507, f. 2) says: "Nota autem circularis .o. per se sumpta nihil vsus habet. alijs tamen adiuncta earum significantiam et auget et ordinem permutat quantum quo ponit ordinem. vt adiuncta note binarij hoc modo 20 facit eam significare bis decem etc."

    The Hindu-Arabic Numerals

  • Assuevit populus, ut una utantur Sacramento, si qui sunt idonei, id quoque auget reverentiam ac religionem publicarum ceremoniarum.

    The Creeds of the Evangelical Protestant Churches.

  • On the other hand, "præputium in coitu voluptatem (of the woman) auget, unde femina præputiatis concubitum malunt quam cum Turcis ac Judæis" says Dimerbroeck

    Arabian nights. English

  • It was a saying of one of the greatest of the rabbin, Qui non auget scientiam, amittit de ea -- If our stock of knowledge by not increasing, it is wasting; and those that would increase in learning must study the scriptures; these perfect the man of God.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)

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