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the act of drilling
boring, drilling, oil productionnoun
the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum
Act of drilling.
A heavy, twilled fabric of linen or cotton; drill.
A long firearm with three (or rarely, four) barrels.
Drilling is a cutting process where a drill bit is spun to cut a hole of circular cross-section in solid materials. The drill bit is usually a rotary cutting tool, often multi-point. The bit is pressed against the work-piece and rotated at rates from hundreds to thousands of revolutions per minute. This forces the cutting edge against the work-piece, cutting off chips (swarf) from the hole as it is drilled. In rock drilling, the hole is usually not made through a circular cutting motion, though the bit is usually rotated. Instead, the hole is usually made by hammering a drill bit into the hole with quickly repeated short movements. The hammering action can be performed from outside the hole (top-hammer drill) or within the hole (down-the-hole drill, DTH). Drills used for horizontal drilling are called drifter drills. In rare cases, specially-shaped bits are used to cut holes of non-circular cross-section; a square cross-section is possible.
the act of piercing with a drill
a training by repeated exercises
the act of using a drill in sowing seeds
a heavy, twilled fabric of linen or cotton
Etymology: [G. drillich, fr. L. trilix having three threads, fr. the of tres three + licium a thread of the warm. See Three, and cf. Twill.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dril′ing, n. stout twilled linen or cotton cloth.—Also Drill. [Ger. drillich, ticking—L. trilix, three-threaded; tres, three, licium, thread.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Drilling is ranked #40672 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Drilling surname appeared 537 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Drilling.
96.4% or 518 total occurrences were White.
2.4% or 13 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
The numerical value of drilling in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of drilling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of drilling in a Sentence
They’ve already started to pursue methane pollution, which the industry has been trying to control for a very long time, because that’s their product, the cost of running the drilling equipment, the pipelines and the plants themselves are being tightened.
OPEC still is our main competition, but what you're seeing now is the Bakken becoming the swing producer, something that has happened relatively quickly because of efficiencies in drilling and completion technology.
Exploration and drilling has pretty much dried up, but the big thing has been the wind-down in expansions.
We haven't had 6 discoveries in a single quarter for a long time, this year people are drilling a lot less as exploration spending has fallen sharply, so companies are focusing on higher quality projects.
In every shutdown prior, the Interior Department actually shuts down, and approving oil and gas drilling permits is not an essential government function, there's no reason these permits couldn't have waited until after the shutdown, but( Bernhardt) wanted to get them out the door anyway.
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