from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A tool for drilling holes by means of a ratchet in a narrow plane where there is no room for the common brace.


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  • Those were the days when men swooned over the ratchet-drill and the hand-forge, and where they fell they had leave to lie unless their bodies were in the way of their fellows 'feet.

    The Day's Work - Volume 1


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