Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tool or instrument of various shapes and sizes, used for making holes in wood and other solid substances. See bit.
  • n. A tool much like a priming-wire, but more highly tempered and with an end somewhat like an auger, used for cleaning out the vent of a gun when it is closed by some metallic obstruction; a vent-gimlet.

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Examples

  • Vintners tap a cask by broaching it, or enlarging a hole with a boring-bit also called a broach.

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  • The above joints come under the heading of carpentry, and the ordinary tools such as the saw, plane, boring-bit and chisels are all that are requisite and necessary to produce a sound and serviceable joint.

    Woodwork Joints How they are Set Out, How Made and Where Used.

  • One priming-wire and one boring-bit, | Inside of the brackets of the with beckets for the wrist | carriage, near the breech.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.

  • The boring-bit, vent-punch, and drills should be used with caution, as, being of steel, they are liable to be broken off in the vent and thus effectually spike the gun.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.

  • CAPTAIN assists in casting loose and middling breeching; takes off and places amidships sight-covers, selvagee straps, and toggles; handles quoin; provides thumbstalls, priming-wires, and boring-bit, and equips himself with the first two; clears lock-string and lays it in a loose coil round the lock, convenient for use, and buckles on his waist-belt furnished as 1st Captain's.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.

  • No. 1, Commands; sees his gun cleared and cast loose; circles cleared and swept; tackles hooked; levers shipped; lock and sights in place; elevating apparatus, pivot-bolts, and compressors in working order; takes off lock-cover and hands it to 23, who lays it clear of circle: provides himself with waist-belt and primers, priming-wire, boring-bit, and thumbstall; and sees that all the gear and implements are ready for use, and the men at their respective stations.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.

  • If at any time he should find the vent obstructed, and be unable to clear it with the priming-wire or boring-bit, he will at once report to the officer of division, who will order the vent-punch used; or, if this should fail, have recourse to the vent-drill and brace in charge of the Quarter Gunner.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.

  • Shell-tongs ready for use; Grommet for resting shell on deck at hand; basket of implements on deck to the rear of mortar; Tompion taken out and placed to the rear; sees that there is a Gunner's Quadrant and plumb-line in the basket; a boring-bit between beckets; a breeching and tackle, if it should be wanted; buckles on his waist-belt, furnished with a primer-box; equips himself with a priming-wire and lanyard; places elevating lever on the right side of mortar ready for use.

    Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy. 1866. Fourth edition.

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