drove


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drove

1. a narrow irrigation channel
2. a chisel with a broad edge used for dressing stone

drove

A mason’s chisel having a blade from 2 to 4 in. (5 to 10 cm) broad; a boaster.
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We drove the sharp end of the beam into the monster's eye, and bearing upon it with all my weight I kept turning it round and round as though I were boring a hole in a ship's plank with an auger, which two men with a wheel and strap can keep on turning as long as they choose.
As he spoke he drove the ram outside, but when we were a little way out from the cave and yards, I first got from under the ram's belly, and then freed my comrades; as for the sheep, which were very fat, by constantly heading them in the right direction we managed to drive them down to the ship.
They then mounted the chariot and drove full-speed towards the son of Tydeus.
Then he sprang upon Aeneas's horses and drove them from the Trojan to the Achaean ranks.
So they drove on through the gloom, forming one bundle inside the sail-cloth, the horse going as he would, and the rain driving against them.
I had to come up the island to see about a horse, and I drove over on a chance of finding Mrs.
After passing the barn the road turned to the wind and they drove into a snow-drift.
The rain drove into the bride and bridegroom's faces as they passed to the chariot.
Dressing without hurry (he never hurried himself, and never lost his self-possession), Vronsky drove to the sheds.
At Sacramento they stopped two weeks, where Billy drove team and earned the money to put them along on their travels.
It will be worth another ten dollars to you if you can find me the man who drove her.