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Borer   Listen
noun
Borer  n.  
1.
One that bores; an instrument for boring.
2.
(Zool.)
(a)
A marine, bivalve mollusk, of the genus Teredo and allies, which burrows in wood. See Teredo.
(b)
Any bivalve mollusk (Saxicava, Lithodomus, etc.) which bores into limestone and similar substances.
(c)
One of the larvae of many species of insects, which penetrate trees, as the apple, peach, pine, etc. See Apple borer, under Apple.
(d)
The hagfish (Myxine).






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Borer" Quotes from Famous Books



... Apple-tree borer.—This is a fleshy-white grub, found in the trunks of the trees. It enters at the surface of the ground where the bark is tender, and either girdles or thoroughly perforates the tree, causing its death. This is produced by a brown and white ...
— Soil Culture • J. H. Walden

... and two secretaries. Given four, they name a keeper of records, and the office is ready for work; five, they convene a general meeting, and the club is fully constituted. So things were managed in Baltimore. The inventor of a new cannon associated himself with the caster and the borer. Thus was formed the nucleus of the "Gun Club." In a single month after its formation it numbered 1,833 effective members and 30,565 ...
— Jules Verne's Classic Books • Jules Verne



Words linked to "Borer" :   invertebrate, bore, stone drill, star drill, bore bit, European corn borer moth, corn borer moth, woodborer, cross bit, straight-fluted drill, straight flute



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