Rafael Devers then drilled a liner off the glove of Ramón Urías to put the Sox ahead, 4-3.—Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Sep. 2023 Depending on their size, as many as 20 button blanks could be drilled from a single shell.—The Indianapolis Star, 5 Sep. 2023 Brooks drilled a three-pointer to tie the game 80-80 with 1:12 left to play.—oregonlive, 4 Sep. 2023 In rural Arizona, groundwater is largely unregulated; whoever has the money can drill a well and lay claim to the water.—Wade Davis, Rolling Stone, 3 Sep. 2023 Benson and his colleagues studied samples of both smectite and illite drilled from the ground throughout the caldera.—Rahul Rao, Popular Science, 30 Aug. 2023 The relative, whom residents identified as a superintendent at a nearby building, drilled a hole in the door to remove the lock when no one answered his knock.—Zachary Small, New York Times, 29 Aug. 2023 Some 40 geothermal power plants, such as the massive Geysers geothermal field some 70 miles north of San Francisco, produce electricity by drilling wells and piping steam or hot water to the surface.—Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Aug. 2023 Ask a handyman to drill holes in the sill to let any moisture drain to the exterior of your home rather than dripping down inside the walls.—Stefanie Waldek, House Beautiful, 23 Aug. 2023
The drills are intended to test the agencies’ operational coordination, communications and response to security threats, which Metro said could appear as real emergencies and alarm people living or working in the area.—Justin George, Washington Post, 15 Sep. 2023 Small changes to practice drills and gameplay could make a huge difference for young athletes, says Nowinski.—Celia Ford, WIRED, 12 Sep. 2023 There is little chatter, the sounds of drills and pickaxes fill the air.—Stuart Ramsay, NBC News, 11 Sep. 2023 Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson going through a passing drill at Under Armour Performance Center on Wednesday, September 6, 2023.—Baltimore Sun Staff, Baltimore Sun, 7 Sep. 2023 Four months after signing a $255 million contract, Hurts was doing push-ups at the end of a recent practice and getting chewed out by Sirianni after messing up a two-minute drill.—Ben Volin, BostonGlobe.com, 4 Sep. 2023 Products on Temu’s app and website are organized into 30 major categories, which range from clothes to homeware to power drills and pet food.—Molly Peck, Journal Sentinel, 2 Sep. 2023 The large-scale military drill, which in 2021 involved 200,000 troops, was a key mobilization effort for the Soviet Union.—Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post, 4 Sep. 2023 Trujillo, who joined the band in 2003 after working with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne and Suicidal Tendencies, prepared for the tour by running drills on a field, surfing and doing body-weight workouts.—Chris Kornelis, WSJ, 4 Sep. 2023 See More
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perhaps from drill small stream, from obsolete drill to trickle, drip