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- n. The initial drilling of a well; a test drilling.
- v. Present participle of spud.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In oil-well drilling, a method of handling the rope and tools by which the first fifty or sixty feet of an oil-well are bored by the aid of the bull-wheel, the depth not being sufficient to allow of the use of the working-beam for that purpose.
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