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  • I have pulled on a light cord often enough, while he has been wielding the broad-axe; and between us, on this unequal division, many a specious fallacy has fallen.

    Memories and Portraits

  • "In the names of the gods of Good -" She ducked as the grimlock swung the broad-axe, fell again, and rolled away.

    Dalamar the Dark

  • Filthy black hair like a wild mane cascaded down the thing's back, and in its hands it held a broad-axe whose blade gleamed in the rainbow-light.

    Dalamar the Dark

  • The timbers have been hewn with the broad-axe out of solid white pine (the marks are still visible, particularly in those rafters of the roof open to the attic).

    The Old Coast Road From Boston to Plymouth

  • Lilburn Lewis, who deliberately chopped in pieces his slave George, with a broad-axe, (see testimony of Rev.Mr. Dickey, p. 93) was a wealthy slaveholder, and a nephew of President Jefferson.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • Here the Protean coachman made his appearance with a leather apron and a broad-axe.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 32, June, 1860

  • They were used without planing or shaving Another division were employed in getting puncheons for the floor of the cabin; this was done by splitting trees, about eighteen inches in diameter, and hewing the faces of them with a broad-axe.

    Life of Daniel Boone, the Great Western Hunter and Pioneer

  • A saw, an auger, a froe, and a broad-axe would supply a whole settlement, and were used as common property in the erection of the log-cabin.

    Life of Daniel Boone, the Great Western Hunter and Pioneer

  • The axe and the auger are often the only tools used in their construction, but usually the drawing-knife, the broad-axe, and the crosscut-saw are added.

    Woman on the American Frontier

  • The bush farmer hired to wield the broad-axe on that oak was as much an industrialist as any moulder in a foundry.

    The Masques of Ottawa

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