Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See auger, 1.
- n. The nodding lady's-tresses, Gyrostachis cernua, so called from the spiral arrangement of the flowers.
“Many persons do not know the fact that the screw-auger is another native American invention, having been first manufactured for sale at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in 1776, or a little earlier.”
“They did not shew or express surprise at anything on board, except when seeing one of the carpenters engaged in boring a hole with a screw-auger through a plank, which would have been a long task for them.”
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