Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of adze.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The car became anchored on a clump of bushes, then grounded on a hillock, requiring a lift of earth clods; on we proceeded, slowly and carefully; suddenly the way was stopped by a mass of brush in the middle of the cart track, necessitating a detour down a precipitous ledge into a dry tank, rescue from which demanded some scraping, adzing, and shoveling.

    Autobiography of a Yogi

  • They were busy adzing the edges of the plank so that they fitted nicely together, and they were sawing off both ends and making a very nice job.

    The British Front in the Great Offensive

  • All the hotter hours of the day have I worked in the bush felling trees, sawing and splitting logs, and adzing rough timber, the while November's unclouded sun evaporated perspiration almost as speedily as it flowed from high-pressure pores.

    My Tropic Isle

  • There, a short distance their side of the brig, were the heaps of wood rejected in the making of the lugger; a little nearer a shed-like construction of bamboo and palm leaves, erected to shelter the men who were adzing and planing the planks.

    Fire Island Being the Adventures of Uncertain Naturalists in an Unknown Track

  • When adzing a tree for housebuilding I observed that Mahanan, the war Chief's brother, had been keeping too near me, and that he carried a tomahawk in his hand; and, in trying both to do my work and to keep an eye on him, I struck my ankle severely with the adze.

    The Story of John G. Paton Or Thirty Years Among South Sea Cannibals

  • Designing furniture the traditional way The designers with their chairs in Clissett Wood, Herefordshire: William Warren, Rory Dodd, Suzanne Barnes, Gitta Gschwendtner, Dave Green, Chris Eckersley, Amos Marchant, Gareth Neal and Carl Clerkin 'It's an amazing story of a chair - from adzing out a seat and steam-bending with a charcoal burner to a big-number production.'

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • 'It's an amazing story of a chair - from adzing out a seat and steam-bending with a charcoal burner to a big-number production.'

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • "I'm taking my son to San Diego to see the zoo," he says, smiling and rubbing an elbow strapped up from adzing tendonitis.

    The News Tribune - Tacoma - - HOMEPAGE

  • "I'm up to the last 2 feet of adzing," Peterson says smiling.

    The News Tribune - Tacoma - - HOMEPAGE

  • All the hotter hours of the day have I worked in the bush felling trees, sawing and splitting logs, and adzing rough timber, the while November’s unclouded sun evaporated perspiration almost as speedily as it flowed from high-pressure pores.

    My Tropic Isle

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