from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as boring-machine.


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  • A 66-inch diameter vertical boring-mill was the first machine used in making these experiments, and large locomotive tires, made out of hard steel of uniform quality, were day after day cut up into chips in gradually learning how to make, shape, and use the cutting tools so that they would do faster work.

    The Principles of Scientific Management

  • Among his other inventions were a lift worked by compressed air, which raised and lowered the castings from the boring-mill to the level of the foundry and the canal bank.

    Men of Invention and Industry

  • After 30 years of working as a boring-mill operator at Export Tool & Welding, Olev found it hard to retire, and didn't until well into his 70s.

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