drilling

Part of speech: noun

A firm twilled fabric of linen or cotton.

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Usage examples "drilling":

  1. While Dickson was thus engaged in Lake Winnebago, a British captain was drilling a number of young Frenchmen at Green Bay, and trying to make soldiers of them; at Mackinac, a similar work was being done among the voyageurs by the two leading fur traders of Prairie du Chien, Brisbois and Rolette. - "Stories of the Badger State", Reuben Gold Thwaites.
  2. The men soon became efficient in drilling, and on dress parade presented a fine appearance. - "Campaign of the Fourteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers", J. Newton Terrill.
  3. She saw his eyes drilling her, searching her soul, and threatening, always threatening. - "The Song of Songs", Hermann Sudermann.