Driftage to Drive

(Drift"age) n.

1. Deviation from a ship's course due to leeway.

2. Anything that drifts.

(Drift"bolt`) n. A bolt for driving out other bolts.

(Drift"less), a. Having no drift or direction; without aim; purposeless.

(Drift"piece") n. (Shipbuilding) An upright or curved piece of timber connecting the plank sheer with the gunwale; also, a scroll terminating a rail.

(Drift"pin`) n. (Mech.) A smooth drift. See Drift, n., 9.

(Drift"way`) n.

1. A common way, road, or path, for driving cattle. Cowell. Burrill.

2. (Mining) Same as Drift, 11.

(Drift"weed`) n. Seaweed drifted to the shore by the wind. Darwin.

(Drift"wind`) n. A driving wind; a wind that drives snow, sand, etc., into heaps. Beau. & Fl.

(Drift"wood`) n.

1. Wood drifted or floated by water.

2. Fig.: Whatever is drifting or floating as on water.

The current of humanity, with its heavy proportion of very useless driftwood.
New Your Times.

(Drift"y) a. Full of drifts; tending to form drifts, as snow, and the like.

(Drill) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Drilled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Drilling.] [D. drillen to bore, drill (soldiers); probably akin to AS. pyrlian, pyrelian, to pierce. See Thrill.]

1. To pierce or bore with a drill, or a with a drill; to perforate; as, to drill a hole into a rock; to drill a piece of metal.

2. To train in the military art; to exercise diligently, as soldiers, in military evolutions and exercises; hence, to instruct thoroughly in the rudiments of any art or branch of knowledge; to discipline.

He [Frederic the Great] drilled his people, as he drilled his grenadiers.

(Drill), v. i. To practice an exercise or exercises; to train one's self.

(Drill), n.

1. An instrument with an edged or pointed end used for making holes in hard substances; strictly, a tool that cuts with its end, by revolving, as in drilling metals, or by a succession of blows, as in drilling stone; also, a drill press.

2. (Mil.) The act or exercise of training soldiers in the military art, as in the manual of arms, in the execution of evolutions, and the like; hence, diligent and strict instruction and exercise in the rudiments

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