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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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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.
In healthcare, for example, AWLS enables doctors, nurses, and support staff to spend less time searching for equipment and more time providing patient care.
On the security front, the AWLS package allows IT staff to establish access control policies that are based upon physical geography.
The first hide was placed at the center of the line and hides on either side would be marked, cut, and tacked together using an awl and back strap sinew provided by the host.
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.