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{adj: earthshaking, world-shaking, world-shattering} sufficiently significant to affect the whole world
"earthshaking proposals"
"the contest was no world-shaking affair"
"the conversation...could hardly be called world-shattering"



{adj: pierced, perforated, perforate, punctured} having a hole cut through
"pierced ears"
"a perforated eardrum"
"a punctured balloon"

{n: boring, drilling, oil production} the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum

{n: calamity, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy, cataclysm} an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
"the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"
"the earthquake was a disaster"

{n: ear hole} a hole (as in a helmet) for sound to reach the ears

{n: earring} jewelry to ornament the ear; usually clipped to the earlobe or fastened through a hole in the lobe

{n: hell, hell on earth, hellhole, snake pit, the pits, inferno} any place of pain and turmoil
"the hell of battle"
"the inferno of the engine room"
"when you're alone Christmas is the pits";

{n: matchlock} an early style of musket; a slow-burning wick would be lowered into a hole in the breech to ignite the charge

{n: perforated eardrum} an eardrum with a hole or tear in it; can interfere with normal hearing and cause other ear problems

{n: perforation} a hole made in something
"a perforation of the eardrum"


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