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self-starter

[′self ′stär·dər]
(mechanical engineering)
An attachment for automatically starting an internal combustion engine.
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The self-starting screw tip pulls the bit through the wood, so you don't have to force it as you do with spade bits.
The ultimate goal is to create a self-starting fuel mixture, a small percentage of which would be the ignition fuel and the rest of which would be propane.
Bob was and is a self-starter, who worked closely with Peggy Eldredge, who gets copy ready for printing and distribution in her own inimitable, gracious, and self-starting way.
Fortunately, not all the news coming from the employment front is so somber, especially for self-starting job hunters looking to labor on behalf of Mother Earth.