Augean stable an accumulation of corruption or filth almost beyond the power of man to remedy.

(Au"ger) n. [OE. augoure, nauger, AS. nafegar, fr. nafu, nafa, nave of a wheel + gar spear, and therefore meaning properly and originally a nave-bore. See Nave (of a wheel) and 2d Gore, n.]

1. A carpenter's tool for boring holes larger than those bored by a gimlet. It has a handle placed crosswise by which it is turned with both hands. A pod auger is one with a straight channel or groove, like the half of a bean pod. A screw auger has a twisted blade, by the spiral groove of which the chips are discharge.

2. An instrument for boring or perforating soils or rocks, for determining the quality of soils, or the nature of the rocks or strata upon which they lie, and for obtaining water.

Auger bit, a bit with a cutting edge or blade like that of an anger.

(||Au*get") n. [F., dim. of auge trough, fr. L. alveus hollow, fr. alvus belly.] (Mining) A priming tube connecting the charge chamber with the gallery, or place where the slow match is applied. Knight.

(Aught Aucht) n. [AS. ht, fr. agan to own, p. p. ahte.] Property; possession. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott.

(Aught) n. [OE. aught, ought, awiht, AS. awiht, a ever + wiht. &radic136. See Aye ever, and Whit, Wight.] Anything; any part. [Also written ought.]

There failed not aught of any good thing which the Lord has spoken.
Josh. xxi. 45

But go, my son, and see if aught be wanting.

(Aught) adv. At all; in any degree. Chaucer.

(Au"gite) n. [L. augites, Gr. a'ygi`ths, fr. a'ygh` brightness: cf. F. augite.] A variety of pyroxene, usually of a black or dark green color, occurring in igneous rocks, such as basalt; — also used instead of the general term pyroxene.

(Au*git"ic) a. Pertaining to, or like, augite; containing augite as a principal constituent; as, augitic rocks.

(Aug*ment") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Augmented; p. pr. & vb. n. Augmenting.] [L. augmentare, fr. augmentum an increase, fr. augere to increase; perh. akin to Gr. E. wax, v., and eke, v.: cf. F. augmenter.]

1. To enlarge or increase in size, amount, or degree; to swell; to make bigger; as, to augment an army by reëforcements; rain augments a stream; impatience augments an evil.

But their spite still serves
His glory to augment.

2. (Gram.) To add an augment to.

(Aug*ment"), v. i. To increase; to grow larger, stronger, or more intense; as, a stream augments by rain.

(Au*ge"an) a.

1. (Class. Myth.) Of or pertaining to Augeus, king of Elis, whose stable contained 3000 oxen, and had not been cleaned for 30 years. Hercules cleansed it in a single day.

2. Hence: Exceedingly filthy or corrupt.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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