Gimlet check

…in which our visitor looks up “gimlet” in the old Funk & Wagnalls.

And finds out that over a century ago, when this edition of F&W was published, it was a common hand tool rather like a T-shaped cork puller, but used for boring—from an old word for drill.

And not a gin/vodka-and-lime-juice drink.

One comment

  1. manette says:

    So glad we have evolved : )