Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An implement for regaining a rod or tool which has been dropped or broken in a bored shaft.

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Examples

  • These were the cows that milked hardest of all; for his journey-milkmen being more or less casually hired, he would not entrust this half-dozen to their treatment, lest, from indifference, they should not milk them fully; nor to the maids, lest they should fail in the same way for lack of finger-grip; with the result that in course of time the cows would 'go azew' -- that is, dry up.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • These were the cows that milked hardest of all; for his journey-milkmen being more or less casually hired, he would not entrust this half-dozen to their treatment, lest, from indifference, they should not milk them fully; nor to the maids, lest they should fail in the same way for lack of finger-grip; with the result that in course of time the cows would "go azew" -- that is, dry up.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • I think we've got so close in previous year, we're talking finger-grip on that last bit, but we've never done it, so it would be incredibly disappointing for this to be a chapter not to go on to be successful. "

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