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  • n  a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer
  • n  an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    she threw shafts of sarcasm
  • n  a long rod or pole (especially the handle of an implement or the body of a weapon like a spear or arrow)
  • n  a column of light (as from a beacon)
  • n  the main (mid) section of a long bone
  • n  obscene terms for penis
  • n  a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
  • n  a vertical passageway through a building (as for an elevator)
  • n  (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column
  • n  a long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel
  • n  a revolving rod that transmits power or motion
  • n  the hollow spine of a feather
  • v  equip with a shaft
  • v  defeat someone through trickery or deceit

  • Conventional oil drilling is vertical: drill ers bore a narrow shaft down through the layer of sedimentary rock in which the oil is stored.
  • After a very tight crawl into a long, narrow passage, we reached the brink of a shaft in the roof of the cave, then climbed down.
  • The proposal to sink a deep shaft ten or twelve miles into the crust of the earth is not new.
News & Articles

  • SGT. SHAFT: Daughter of veteran with Lou Gehrig's disease seeks VA help
    Dear Sgt. Shaft: Please help my dad. The VA doesn't care. For three years, my dad has been battling with twitching and a weakness that started in his leg. He went to the VA doctors first in Des Moines then in Kansas City. For over a year, they told ...
    June 18, 2013 - The Washington Times
  • Drive Shaft Repair Issues Now Solved for DIY Installers by
    Drive shaft repair issues are now solved for DIY installations courtesy of the company. New partnerships with automotive supply companies are now helping this retailer to provide better discounts for drive shaft assemblies and related parts. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at
    June 14, 2013 - PRWeb
  • Drive shaft comes off truck, strikes woman's car on US-24
    ROSSVILLE - A woman was taken to a Topeka hospital Friday morning after she was injured in a freak automobile accident in which the windshield of the car she was driving was hit by a portion of a drive shaft from a passing pickup truck.
    June 14, 2013 - The Topeka Capital-Journal

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