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brad·awl

 (brăd′ôl′)
n.
An awl with a beveled tip, used to make holes in wood for brads or screws.

bradawl

(ˈbrædˌɔːl)
n
(Tools) an awl used to pierce wood, leather, or other materials for the insertion of brads, screws, etc

brad•awl

(ˈbrædˌɔl)

n.
an awl for making small holes in wood for brads.
[1815–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bradawl - an awl for making small holes for brads or small screwsbradawl - an awl for making small holes for brads or small screws
awl - a pointed tool for marking surfaces or for punching small holes
Translations

bradawl

nAhle f, → Pfriem m

bradawl

[ˈbrædˌɔːl] npunteruolo
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He was a fine, majestic creature, a gentleman according to the nicest requirements of the Virginia rule, a devoted Presbyterian, an authority on the "code", and a man always courteously ready to stand up before you in the field if any act or word of his had seemed doubtful or suspicious to you, and explain it with any weapon you might prefer from bradawls to artillery.
Suiting the action to the word, he thrust her rather suddenly and prematurely into a chair, and designing to reassure her by a little harmless jocularity, such as is adapted to please and fascinate the sex, converted his right forefinger into an ideal bradawl or gimlet, and made as though he would screw the same into her side-- whereat Miss Miggs shrieked again, and evinced symptoms of faintness.
I wish I wos behind him vith a bradawl,' muttered the long one.