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  • Others companies simply took a broad-ax approach to eliminating employees.

    Grow To Be Great

  • There were two bunks built on opposite sides of the room, and in the middle a table was made of a long section split from the heart of a log by wedges, apparently, and still rude and undressed, except for the preliminary smoothing off which had been done with a broad-ax.

    Riders of the Silences

  • The log was first hewn to a square with a broad-ax and then "lined" on the upper and lower sides at every place where it was to be sawed.

    A History of Caroline County, Virginia

  • Then seizing the arm with familiarity he attacked a big log and, using it as a broad-ax, shaped the rough-hewn sides till it was a perfect slab.

    The Lincoln Story Book

  • Upon the arrival of the Lincoln family in Illinois, they had the few tools which would be considered almost necessary to every frontiersman: namely, a common ax, broad-ax, hand-saw, whip-saw.

    The Life of Abraham Lincoln

  • Macdonald Bhain began to prepare wood for the winter, and to make all things snug about the house and barn; and when the first fall of snow fell softly, he took down his broad-ax, and then Ranald knew that the gang would soon be off again for the shanties.

    The Man from Glengarry; a tale of the Ottawa

  • It was as if the hill had been split wide open with one blow of a tremendous broad-ax.

    West Wind Drift

  • On this and for several nights they contented themselves with sly visits of observation to this cellar, during which Rose found and secreted various tools, among which were a broad-ax, a saw, two chisels, several files, and a carpenter's square.

    Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War

  • Rose suddenly came upon one of the workmen, and, swift as thought, seized the hidden broad-ax with the intention of braining him if he attempted an alarm; but the poor fellow was too much paralyzed to cry out, and when finally he did recover his voice and his wits, it was to beg Rose, "for God's sake," not to come in there again at night.

    Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War

  • Why don't his grandson hang up his old broad-ax and ploughshare, and worship _them_, if he must have idols, instead of that symbol of strife and bloodshed.

    Stories by American Authors (Volume 4)

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