drill hole


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n drill hole a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes
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  • Albert Einstein
    “I have little patience with scientists who take a board of wood, look for its thinnest part, and drill a great number of holes where drilling is easy.”


In literature:

It is not known how he drills this very minute hole so quickly.
"Harper's Young People, August 17, 1880" by Various
Four heavy iron staples had been driven with great difficulty into holes drilled in the face of the volcanic rock.
"Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
Slender as the flame had been, they'd melted and bored thin drill-holes deep into the soil.
"Pariah Planet" by Murray Leinster
Simplest kind of drill-socket; a pine or hemlock knot with a shallow hole or pit in it.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Then he cautiously tamped the two yellow rolls down into the drilled-out hole.
"The Greater Power" by Harold Bindloss
Fasten skull to top of neck board with nails driven through holes drilled through the bone.
"Taxidermy" by Leon Luther Pray
A hole is drilled, and into the bottom of the hole a small powder ball is put.
"The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2" by Various
A hole is drilled in the end of the handle to permit the mould being hung on a nail when not in use.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
You haven't led me on to spend a million dollars drilling a thirty-six-inch hole, just so you could test a fantastic theory?
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
The hole at one end is biconically drilled.
"A Burial Cave in Baja California" by William C. Massey
Are you just going to drill one hole?
"Silver and Gold" by Dane Coolidge
You'll have to drill a hole in my thick head to get the things you mean into that good brain so full of real intelligence.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
Within minutes the hole was empty of rock and the pneumatic drills were hammering again.
"The Flaming Mountain" by Harold Leland Goodwin
So he sent a large number of men to the quarry and they began to drill great holes in the rock.
"With the Children on Sunday" by Sylvanus Stall
Off to one side another man was drilling holes in the soft rock.
"Dick Hamilton's Fortune" by Howard R. Garis
It took Taffy a month and a half to polish it and drill the holes.
"Just So Stories" by Rudyard Kipling
Got to drill some holes into their squareheads to let a little reason in.
"The Brain" by Alexander Blade
The rock is oolite shale of variable hardness, and the average time occupied in drilling holes 5 ft. deep was 12 minutes.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
Procure two candles and from one cut one-third off, in which piece drill a hole lengthwise and remove the wick.
"More Conjuring" by Hercat
The only definite information as to rock levels is that derived from the drill holes made by R. E. Dakin for the J.
"Drainage Modifications and Glaciation in the Danbury Region Connecticut" by Ruth Sawyer-Harvey

In poetry:

"It means the loosening all the doors,"
The Ghost replied, and laughed:
"It means the drilling holes by scores
In all the skirting-boards and floors,
To make a thorough draught.
"Phantasmagoria Canto V (" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

How many mistakes are made and how much time is spent taking mesurements to locate exactly where to drive nails or screws, or drill a hole from behind.
For critical aerospace parts, Makino's fast-hole drill EDM will produce a range of hole shapes and sizes effectively, with a single setup.
When Devon Energy moved drilling equipment from a well site off of Buss Road, some thought the company hit a dry hole, but no determination has been made regarding its productivity.
Woodpeckers who drilled holes in a power pole necessitated a shutdown of power at the Rocklin campus about 2:30 pm Tuesday.
" Moments later, he'll laugh about doing "something as silly as drilling holes in bowling balls for 25 years.
Drill issue could punch holes in Curiosity 's Mars mission.
Over the course of several oceanographic cruises, he and a team of scientists and engineers drilled six holes in the oceanic crust near the Juan de Fuca Ridge in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
Drills curved holes up to 90 degrees.
The planetor in this article is a carpentry tool for rapidly drilling large holes in heavy wood beams.
Its unique pivot mount option requires no drill holes in the truck bed and allows the spreader to swing away, providing full tailgate access.
So drilling pocket holes in the bottom shelf frames of a display stand I recently made didn't present a problem.
John Crane International's Okuma MacTurn multi-spindle machine drills angled holes for gland control operations.
Multi-head drillers for the simultaneous drilling of one to four holes.
The Gotthard Base Tunnel, a 35-mile hole in the Swiss Alps, has completed drilling.
You will need to drill some holes in the frame and use the supplied sleeves.

In science:

The holes of the pin-holder are drilled parallel to the beam axis with an uncertainty of less than 20 arcsec.
Laue lenses for hard X-/soft Gamma-rays: new prototype results
So, a single pipe can actually be tuned into eight different acoustic pipes by drilling seven holes along the side of it.
Music in Terms of Science
Drilled plug-plate systems offer a distinct advantage over puck-mounted fibers in this respect because the holes in the plug plate can be drilled to tilt all of the fibers close to θT = 0 for any fiber arrangement.
Positioning errors and efficiency in fiber spectrographs
However, the bending during drilling introduces yet another radial displacement of the holes that must be corrected in the plate design.
Positioning errors and efficiency in fiber spectrographs
To achieve electrical heating, one drills a hole in the container, passes a heater wire through it, connects the wires to a generator which, in turn, is connected to a weight.
The Physics and Mathematics of the Second Law of Thermodynamics
The three contributions to the absolute detector sensitivity are the sensitivity of OM itself (OM sens), which has to be combined with the shadowing of the cables and the influence of the re-frozen water in the drill hole (hole ice) which accommodates each OM.
Recent Results from the AMANDA Experiment
Beginning in 2004, we hope to take advantage of the scientific opportunity presented by IceCube hole drilling to substantially expand the current RICE array.
Recent Results from the RICE Experiment at the South Pole
Fluid Flow and Transport at Depth: Very little is currently known about fluid flow and transport at depth because drill-hole experiments are so limiting, providing small rock samples altered by the drilling process.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
At UM, we use handheld vocal microphones, which we have inserted into holes drilled in the middle of the tables.
Technical paper: Collecting classroom video on a budget
It took three Antarctic seasons to work out the problems of drilling deeper holes for IceCube.
IceCube: Status and Results
The tower in the foreground is drilling while the more distant tower is being use to deploy the string in the previously drilled hole.
IceCube: Status and Results
The drill tower stands directly over the hole.
IceCube: Status and Results
It carries the hose from the main hose reel as the drill head is lowered into the hole.
IceCube: Status and Results
Having two drill towers allowed drilling operations to begin at the next hole while deployment was in progress at the hole just drilled.
IceCube: Status and Results
This device was used to melt a hole down to 50 meters, the depth at which the ice is sufficiently dense so that water pools and the more powerful hot water drill can be used.
IceCube: Status and Results