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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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doweldow‧el /ˈdaʊəl/ noun [countable]  TBCa wooden pin for holding two pieces of wood, metal, or stone together
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dowelSandbar willows grow as straight as dowels in the gray-black mud along the banks.Use connecting dowels to join beads of each section together 4.On a panel door, avoid the jointing dowels on the centre rail.Ram a smaller length of dowel with a hollowed-out point dipped in Vaseline into it.Depending on what profile you want to achieve, you may also need to improvise with lengths of dowel or similar implements.He whacked his pants leg with the dowel.The dowel is gripped in a drill, and run at low speed, with a little pressure.Holly was inspecting the wooden dowel on the staircase with the intensity of an archaeologist with a shard.
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