Drill bow

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Drill bow a small bow used for the purpose of rapidly turning a drill around which the bowstring takes a turn.
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Usage

In literature:

The tools are bow and drill-socket; the sticks are drill and fire-board.
"Two Little Savages" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Now, working the bow rapidly backwards and forwards, the stick was spun round and round like a drill.
"Under Drake's Flag" by G. A. Henty
A drill bow may be used, or even the hand alone.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
The surest and easiest method of making a friction fire is by use of the bow-drill.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
The well-drilled valet bowed in silence, and glided noiselessly from the apartment.
"Tales from Blackwood" by Various
After that, Fire-drill gave his son a fresh bow and arrows and a great club.
"The Strange Story Book" by Mrs. Andrew Lang
Would you rub sticks together like the Indian or make a "bow-drill" like the Eskimo?
"The Silent Readers" by William D. Lewis
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In news:

This is a how to on how to make a fire using the bow drill method.
Sherry Melton instructs her Rough Collie , Colin, to bow Tuesday at the Doggy Drill Team and Reading to Rover Celebration at the Columbia Public Library.
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