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Thread #152341   Message #3562900
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
30-Sep-13 - 01:32 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Drill, Ye Tarriers, Drill (1888)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Drill, Ye Tarriers, Drill (1888)
Gerry is correct in his definition of "fardown."

Some of the folk singers of the 1950s sang of a "cast iron" drill, which was impossible because iron in that form would fracture.
The drills were hardened steel, and could be sharpened a time or two before disposal.