from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A method of sinking wells by drilling or boring through rock, these wells often extending to a great depth. Percussion drilling is most used for this purpose. Compare oil-well, oil-derrick, etc.
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Chicago and Edmonton, well-boring machinery and ample provisions for a year's stay in the wilderness.
Experts in well-boring were brought from Africa to help restore the cultivation of the waterless country where the woods had been cut down; and swamps were drained.
India is eagerly buying American rifles, tools, boots and shoes, while vast regions which depend upon irrigation are becoming interested in American well-boring outfits.
He was in well-boring or insurance or claim-jumping, or something -- I've forgotten which.
"For this reason, and also in consequence of the small amount of our planet's internal heat, the water has not undergone chemical change, and mostly lies at great depths; but, of course, well-boring is much easier work than on your world, and I expect our methods are rather in advance of yours.
Then turning to the man, she said: "You have done well, Morris; this kind of work you will find more profitable than well-boring.