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1    a hand tool with a bit shaped like a corkscrew, for boring holes in wood  
2    a larger tool of the same kind for boring holes in the ground  
     (C15 an augur, resulting from mistaken division of earlier a nauger, from Old English nafugar nave (of a wheel) spear (that is, tool for boring hubs of wheels), from nafu nave2 + gar spear; see gore2)  

Auger effect  
      n   the emission of an electron instead of a photon by an excited ion as a result of a vacancy being filled in an inner electron shell  
     (C20: named after Pierre Auger (1899--1993), French physicist)  
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Auger effect, Auer, augur, Augean

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term referring to a pile of clothes left on a chair
informal term used for describing a pile of clothes left on the floor
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