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awl:

see drilldrill,
tool used to create a hole, usually in some hard substance, by its rotary or hammering action. Many different tools make up the drill family. The awl is a pointed instrument used for piercing small holes.
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awl

[ȯl]
(design engineering)
A point tool with a short wooden handle used to mark surfaces and to make small holes, as in leather or wood.

awl

A pointed tool used for piercing holes in thin wood, hardboard, etc.

awl

a pointed hand tool with a fluted blade used for piercing wood, leather, etc.
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On day five, we were given two hours to return to the AWLS site and get anything we needed.
We followed up with letters at the end of the summer along with an evaluation form that resulted in super comments on how they felt the AWLS staff did everything in our power to make the experience an enjoyable one.
There are few bone awls in the EPP layers 1-4 and 1-3.
In Dzudzuana Cave, bone tools were found in each UP unit (195 items in total), including simple points, awls, pendants and some pieces with geometric ornamentation (Meshveliani et al.
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To indicate where hides were to be cut, the point of the awl with scratches was utilized.
The remaining 70 percent is retained by the division to support worthwhile projects such as sponsoring local teachers to one of the AWLS sessions, to BOW and More or purchasing a Safari In A Box for local schools.
Each individual had a personal tool-kit of scrapers and awls which were important to them.
The only associated artefact was a copper alloy, double-ended, quadrangular-section awl.