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trained in a skill by repetitious practice

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I drilled him as represent- ing in turn all sorts of people out of luck and suffering dire privations and misfortunes.
He had turned suddenly, and his long, thin finger was pointing to a hole which had been drilled right through the lower window-sash, about an inch above the bottom.
What would experience give her after all, except a kind of ridiculous formal balance, like that of a drilled dog in the street?
He had fifty thousand Nome soldiers, all well drilled, who feared nothing but their stern master.
But away outside the clearing was that little army of Hausas, clean-limbed, faithful, well drilled and armed.
As it is, you're drilled clean--a nice little perforation.
She excused herself from the games in the evening, however, and sat talking to Uncle Alec in a lively way, that both amazed and delighted him; for she confided to him that she played horse with the children, drilled with the light infantry, climbed trees, and did other dreadful things that would have caused the aunts to cry aloud if they knew of them.
The first pink light of the rising sun glittered upon the steel caps and breastplates of dense masses of slingers and of crossbowmen, who drilled and marched in the spaces which had been left for their exercise.
The latter had not been drilled at practices as had the other pupils, Mr.
The other ends, drawn tight, disappeared in two small holes drilled through the wall, at a height of a foot from the floor.
To the right, on the contrary, lay a black hollow resembling a vast well, unfathomable and gloomy, drilled into the lunar soil.
The metal had been fused, and although the room was about fifteen feet high, the globules, dropping on the chairs and furniture, had drilled in them a chain of minute holes.
I wanted him to take a good place at the Ecole Polytechnique and to see him graduate there with credit, so of late I have had him drilled in mathematics to such good purpose that the poor little soul has been knocked up by it.
Use that minute in remarking how the Schoolhouse side is drilled.
Elizabeth entered Nutty's room and, seating herself on the bed, surveyed him with a bright, quiet eye that drilled holes in her brother's uneasy conscience.