from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of auger for boring holes in the ground, in which the twisted shank revolves inside a cylindrical box with a valve, which retains the earth till the tool is withdrawn. Also called earth-auger, earth-boring auger. See cut under auger.
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The spells in that one volume be so apt that a common earth-borer, hardly human, be now, an he choose, the most powerful Adept of all.