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miser

Civil engineering a large hand-operated auger used for loose soils

miser

[′mī·zər]
(petroleum engineering)
A well-boring bit that is tubular with a valve at the bottom, and has a screw for forcing the earth upward. Also spelled mizer.
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We looked so much alike that people noticed it when we went out; so we shook the streets that Morgan's cab drives down, and took to climbing the piles of last December's snow on the streets where cheap people live.
"You will find, however, Miss Morland, it would be reckoned a cheap thing by some people, for I might have sold it for ten guineas more the next day; Jackson, of Oriel, bid me sixty at once; Morland was with me at the time."
"If it please any man spiritual or temporal," he says, to buy a certain book, "let him come to Westminster in to the Almonry at the Red Pale and he shall have them good cheap." The advertisement ended with some Latin words which we might translate, "Please do not pull down the advertisement."
And this made books so cheap that many more people could buy them, and so people were encouraged both to read and write.
The Bishop, black as a coal-heaver, in a workingman's cheap cotton shirt (one button was missing from the throat), and in overalls!
"I sleep in cheap lodging houses," the Bishop went on.
We never saw Mont Blanc at his best until we were many miles away; then he lifted his majestic proportions high into the heavens, all white and cold and solemn, and made the rest of the world seem little and plebeian, and cheap and trivial.
If my father had consulted his means, I should have been sent to a cheap commercial academy; but he had to consult his relationship to Lady Malkinshaw; so I was sent to one of the most fashionable and famous of the great public schools.
Things are just as cheap in Sweden, Axel, as in Norway, and my folks are real country folk and farmers.
In an interview Thursday, NFA Bulacan provincial manager Elvira Obana said their retail store started selling cheap rice imported from Vietnam at PHP27 per kilo.
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