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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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Although she truly "means him," Sula misses saying Albert Jacks's name with its inscribed difference.
It was] like the interior sounds a woman makes when she believes she is alone and unobserved at her work; a sth when she misses the needle's eye; a soft moan when she sees another chip in her one good platter; the low, friendly argument with which she greets the hens.