awl

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See also: AWL and -awl

English[edit]

Stitching awls

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English aul, alle, al, from Old English æl, from Proto-Germanic *alaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ólos.

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awl (plural awls)

  1. A pointed instrument for piercing small holes, as in leather or wood; used by shoemakers, saddlers, cabinetmakers, etc. The blade is differently shaped and pointed for different uses, as in the brad awl, saddler's awl, shoemaker's awl, etc.
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 149:
      He dressed himself in some old ragged clothes, and took a tame white bear, which he had, with him, as well as an awl, some pitch, and twine.
  2. (entomology) Any of various hesperiid butterflies.

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Zou[edit]

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awl

  1. easy

References[edit]

  • Lukram Himmat Singh (2013) A Descriptive Grammar of Zou, Canchipur: Manipur University, page 40