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An auger is a tool used for boring holes in wood, earth, ice, or other material, or more generally, for moving material along a large corkscrew. A hand-held auger is T-shaped and is gripped by the handle with both hands. By contrast, a gimlet, like a wine bottle corkscrew, is worked with just one hand.

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