wimble


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wimble \Wim"ble\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wimbled; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Wimbling.]
   To bore or pierce, as with a wimble. "A foot soldier . . .
   wimbled also a hole through said coffin." --Wood.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wimble \Wim"ble\, a. [Cf. Sw. vimmelkantig giddy, whimsical,
   dial. Sw. vimmla to be giddy or skittish, and E. whim.]
   Active; nimble.[Obs.] --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wimble \Wim"ble\, n. [OE. wimbil; akin to Dan. vimmel, OD.
   wemelen to bore. Cf. Gimlet.]
   An instrument for boring holes, turned by a handle.
   Specifically:
   (a) A gimlet. " It is but like the little wimble, to let in
       the greater auger." --Selden.
   (b) A stonecutter's brace for boring holes in stone.
   (c) An auger used for boring in earth.
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