n.1.The act of boring through.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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One such example is 'perterebration', a word defined in one 1658 dictionary as 'a boring through with a wimble'.
If I had a wimble of my own, I would immediately bore through something just so that I could describe my efforts as a perterebration and earn myself a place in the Oxford Dictionary.
The origins of perterebration may remain a mystery, but Gilliver explains exactly where the unused 'adventine' comes from.