I decided this word was best described by holding my finger like a gun:
And then when I added a "whirrrring" noise (you'll have to use your imagination for this one):
I ended up with this mind-boggling concoction:
And it was a rousing success! (In case you can't tell, I was imitating a drill. It seemed a better option than spinning rapidly and running into the wall.) I'm sure the fellas at the store had a good laugh on my behalf after I left, but I just don't care.
To give me the occasional break from the ol' pantomime routine, I can use this brilliant pocket picture book we got in the mail yesterday from our friends Kevin and Laura. (Thanks so much, guys!) It's pure genius.