Gemini 06: Drilling for oil

T h e w o r d d r i l l i s o n e o f s e v e r a l d e r i v a t i v e s o f t h e IE root tere-1, “to rub, turn.” Among its other derivatives are the words a t r e s i a , a t t o r n e y , a t t r it io n , c o n t o u r , c o n t r it e , d e t o u r , d i a t r i b e , d r e d g e ( t o c o a t f o o d b y sprinkling with a powder, such as flour or sugar), r e t u r n , t hr a sh , t h r e a d , t h r e s h , t hr o w , t r a u ma , t r it e , a n d trout.1 T h e w o r d o i l i s a d e r i v a t i v e o f t he ro o t e l a i a - . O t he r d e r i v a t i v e s i n c l u de l a t k e (a p a n c a k e , e sp e ci a l l y on e made of grated potato), o il , o l ive , petroleum, and elastic.2 THEMES: N o t a b l y, Cooking or the CULINARY ARTS are a the p a r on y m s of drill are one t h e m e t h a t l i n k s t h e t w o k e y w o r d s a n d c o - d e r i v a t i v e s. among commonly eaten fish, trout, and the word dredge—the coating of food by s p r i n k l i n g i t w i t h p o w d e r , e . g. s u g a r o r f l o u r . T h e n t h e r e i s t h e k e y w o r d o i l ( a t h i c k s m o o t h l i q u i d u s e d i n c o o k i n g a n d f o o d p r e p a r a t i on ) a n d t w o o f i t s p a r o n y m s —l a t k e ( a pancake, especially one made of grated

potato) a n d o l iv e .

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p r o d u c e s u c h c u l i n a r y c o m b i n a t i o n s a s t r o u t l a t k e , o l i v e o il p o a c he d t r o u t , a n d b l a c k o l iv e s a u ce o n t r o u t . 3 N o n - c u l i n a r y p h r a s e s i n c l u d e a n o il y a t t o r n e y , a p e t r o l e u m a t t o r n e y , a n d a n e l a st i c t h r e a d . T h e r e i s a s e co n d t h e m e h e r e t h a t c o n c e r n s D R E D G IN G . A n ot h e r s e n se o f d r e d g e — a n d d e s c e n di n g fr o m a d i f f e r e n t r o o t — i s “ a n y o f v a r i o u s m a c h i n e s e q u i p p e d w i t h s co op i n g o r s u c t i o n d e v i c e s a n d u se d t o
1 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 91 2 Watkins, C. (2000), The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo European Roots, p. 23 3 http://whatsforlunchhoney.blogspot.com/2007/05/trout -with-olive-sauce-and-lemonmashed.html?showComment=1178916720000 Starling Hunter © 2011 1

d e e p e n h a rb o r s a n d w a t e r w a y s a n d i n u n d e r w a t e r m i n i n g . ” 4 I t c a n a l s o r e f e r t o a l a r g e b oa t o r b a r g e e q ui p p e d w i t h t h e s a m e . i n s o m e f o r m s o f p e t r o l e u m e xp l o r a t i o n . 6
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4 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/dredge 5 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/dictionary/entry/dredge 6 http://dredgingandexploration.com/stories.php?id=131 Starling Hunter © 2011 2

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