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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.
References in classic literature ?
'Ah, people called him a miser. People are always calling other people something.
'No,' said he, 'I do not ask my life; only to let me play upon my fiddle for the last time.' The miser cried out, 'Oh, no!
Then the miser said, 'Bind me fast, bind me fast, for pity's sake.' But the countryman seized his fiddle, and struck up a tune, and at the first note judge, clerks, and jailer were in motion; all began capering, and no one could hold the miser.
Then he called to the miser, and said, 'Tell us now, you vagabond, where you got that gold, or I shall play on for your amusement only,'
'I stole it,' said the miser in the presence of all the people; 'I acknowledge that I stole it, and that you earned it fairly.' Then the countryman stopped his fiddle, and left the miser to take his place at the gallows.
Beware you misers of gold, you hoarders of silver, you ransomists of platinum, you abductors of palladium.
THERE are many tragic sights around right now like misers buying boxes of Christmas cards and your flabby body.
FRUGAL fuel misers are out of step with the market...for now.
But new figures show hundreds of misers in Coventry and Warwickshire have selfishly refused to pay.
This unelected troupe of vocal misers no more represents the values of the general public than did Mary Whitehouse's National Viewers and Listeners' Association in the 1960s.
COUNTING Paul McCartney among their fans and having racked up tours with the likes of Ocean Colour Scene, Proud Mary and The Proclaimers, it's fair to say The Misers fall firmly into the classic rock camp.
NEIL IVISON & THE MISERS The Long Walk Home (Ivison) MIDLAND songwriter Neil Ivison is a singer cut from the same cloth as Paul Rodgers but his debut album isn't a nostalgia trip, instead offering contemporary class and an energy that suggests barnstorming live gigs.