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  • n. Plural form of adze.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of adze.


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  • The stone which makes the blade of their adzes is a kind of basaltes, of

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  • Taboo poi bowls and finger bowls, left-handed adzes of the canoe gods, lava-cup lamps, stone mortars and pestles and poi-pounders.


  • And adzes again, a myriad of them, beautiful ones, from an ounce in weight for the finer carving of idols to fifteen pounds for the felling of trees, and all with the sweetest handles I have ever beheld.


  • I haven't seen a pearl-shell fish-hook in years, but I swear that Kalakaua accumulated ten thousand of them, to say nothing of human jaw-bone fish-hooks, and feather cloaks, and capes and helmets, and stone adzes, and poi-pounders of phallic design.


  • The work was done by highly skilled craftsmen working with hammers and handsaws, adzes and handmade nails.

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  • An anvil, a bench vice, adzes, hand axes, and wrenches needed specialized skills.

    Belongings: Property, Family, and Identity in Colonial South Africa

  • It has additional quotes by Boulestin and site director Andrea Zeeb-Lanz and interesting bits like this: In some cases human skullcaps were arranged to form a nest, on which were scattered potsherds, broken adzes, shell jewelry, and dog foot and jaw bones.

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  • Each horseman is to carry shield and spear, long-sword and short-sword, bow, quivers and arrows, and your carts are to contain implements of various kinds - axes and stone-cutting tools, augers, adzes, trenching-tools, iron spades and the rest of the implements which an army needs.

    De Re Militari: The Society for Medieval Military History » Medieval Warfare in the reign of Charlemagne

  • Above them hang more tools: a collection of adzes, axes and hand saws.


  • Mulga wood is easily worked when green, but seasons into unsplittable toughness, so is by far the most important material for making implements: spear blades, boomerangs, shields, digging sticks, adzes, fighting clubs, spears and sacred tjuringas.



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