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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

awl

A pointed tool used for piercing holes in thin wood, hardboard, etc.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

awl

a pointed hand tool with a fluted blade used for piercing wood, leather, etc.
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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Firstly, similar to AWLS method, MSCR method makes use of the SNR information for every Doppler bin.
We cancelled the last AWLS session as we had time to inform incoming teachers of the situation and gave them their choice of session to attend in 2001.
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.
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American Wilderness Leadership Schools (AWLS) offers an incredible opportunity to educate teachers and students about conservation.
"Believing that education is the key and that teachers and youth are necessary to the future of conservation, hunting and the shooting sports, we provide sponsorships to teachers and students to attend the American Wilderness Leadership Schools (AWLS) programs," said Mona Meryman, SCI Sables Foundation president.