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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Drilling-machine machines for boring with a drill or drills
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. borrowed from Dut. drillen, to bore; dril, drille, a borer.


In literature:

He brought down the drilling machine and a table covered with instruments in his fall.
"Lady Bountiful" by George A. Birmingham
Thorough drilling was also given in the use of machine guns.
"In the Flash Ranging Service" by Edward Alva Trueblood
The saving in labor of from 75 to 33% by machine-drilling may or may not be made up by the other costs involved in machine-work.
"Principles of Mining" by Herbert C. Hoover
The girls went through with the drills with as much animation as one might expect from an automatic machine.
"Hester's Counterpart" by Jean K. Baird
Why, at the Haversacks, last Easter, there were half a dozen of us, and we drilled like machines.
"The Talking Horse" by F. Anstey
This drill was made by the Eagle Machine Company of Lancaster, Ohio.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
His wound was in the hip, a nasty hole drilled by a machine-gun bullet at close quarters.
"Attack" by Edward G. D. Liveing
Another party accompanied Borwick to a secluded spot where he drilled them in machine-gun practice.
"Life in a Tank" by Richard Haigh
Figure 31 shows a cut of a common type of well-drilling machine.
"Rural Hygiene" by Henry N. Ogden
The body may be drilled until it is a mere machine and the real boy is dead.
"The Children of the Poor" by Jacob A. Riis
Before the invention of machine drills such work progressed slowly and with difficulty.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
The new implements exhibited included a machine for drilling turnips, invented by the Rev.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie
The cadet lines work like a perfect machine in that drill.
"On Guard" by Upton Sinclair
He invented and introduced a horse hoe, a grain drill, and a threshing machine.
"Inventions in the Century" by William Henry Doolittle
At first, the women were mainly engaged in simple machine operations, such as boring, drilling, and turning, or in filling the shells.
"The Woman's Part" by L. K. Yates
All previous effort in the field of machine drilling, on both sides of the Atlantic, had been directed toward steam as the motive power.
"Tunnel Engineering. A Museum Treatment" by Robert M. Vogel
The ordinary repairs of the drilling machines are done in the machine shop.
"Report of the Hoosac Tunnel and Troy and Greenfield Railroad, by the Joint Standing Committee of 1866." by Tappan Wentworth
At the time of Mr. Storrow's visit the drilling machines were used only in the heading.
"Facts and Figures Concerning the Hoosac Tunnel" by John J. Piper
After the last drill on Saturday Alice arrived with her machine, chauffeur, and chaperone.
"Atlantic Narratives" by Mary Antin
All previous effort in the field of machine drilling, on both sides of the Atlantic, had been directed toward steam as the motive power.
"Smithsonian Institution - United States National Museum - Bulletin 240" by Anonymous

In news:

This shop drills 0.020-inch holes as part of a machining cycle that also includes full-size tools cutting full-size features.
Inventors design drill rig mat A Fairbanks duo has designed composite mats to stabilize drill rig s and protect fragile North Slope tundra from the weight of the 2.5 million-pound machines.
Mollart Engineering's LD4 Drillsprint deep hole drilling machine features a 750-mm stroke and fully automatic loading and unloading.
Drilling Machine Bores to 1,500 mm.
The front mounting surface for the third members is made of hefty 3/8-inch plate and then machined, drilled, and tapped for mounting bolts.
Ideal for use in drills, ball hoppers, or ball machines, these balls don't lose their bounce.
Wes Paskorz, a Cemline machine operator, examines a Dynapoint SE211HP solid carbide drill on a vertical machining center.
A machining center able to maintain precise control at high feed rates makes it practical to machine holes through helical milling as an alternative to drilling.
These drills enable machine tools to create holes with L:D ratios as high as 20:1 without pecking and without through-the-tool coolant delivery.
Allied Machine & Engineering Corp. ( will demonstrate its expanded GEN3SYS high penetration drilling system.
Designed to handle complex machining including full-five-axis profiling, contouring, boring and drilling, the attachment 's sturdy holding fixture enables quick installation time of less than 30 minutes, the company says.
There doing it by using a 3-D virtual reality drilling machine.
Allied Machine & Engineering's Gen3sys XT high-penetration drilling system helped this small job shop alleviate a drilling operation bottleneck and realize significant time and cost savings.
The company develops lubricants for manufacturing machines, oil- and gas-drilling, transportation fleets and mining.
John Crane International's Okuma MacTurn multi-spindle machine drills angled holes for gland control operations.

In science:

The holes have 1 mm diameter and were drilled with a CNC machine.
The CDF MiniPlug Calorimeters
Thus, these machines are more suitable for specialized operations like drilling, than for general machining tasks.
Architecture Optimization of a 3-DOF Translational Parallel Mechanism for Machining Applications, the Orthoglide
After extraction from the MACRO apparatus, three ļ¬ducial holes are drilled in each wagon by a precision drilling machine.
Search for magnetic monopoles with nuclear track detectors