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hasten (part of speech: verb)
perforator (part of speech: noun)
needle (part of speech: noun)
- Why, here's a young Spark will take my Lady Bright from me; the unmanner'd Hot- spur would not have patience till I had finish'd my small Affair with her. - "The Works of Aphra Behn, Vol. I (of 6)", Aphra Behn.
- A touch of spur urged her mustang into a gallop. - "The Call of the Canyon", Zane Grey.
- Hence, in some cases the Conference had to create both on the spur of the moment. - "The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference", Emile Joseph Dillon.