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