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  • noun Plural form of battle-ax.


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  • Opened both hands and gleaming battle-axes filled them.

    Surrender the Dark

  • Oh, Celeste . . . they were twin battle-axes with double-blade heads, one for each hand, fired by the sun . . . silver alloy, Heaven-steel blades, with custom gold handles inscribed with Divine writ.

    Surrender the Dark

  • They fanned out, encircling the zombies and wielding long, gleaming katana swords or heavy battle-axes.

    Bring On the Night

  • Her mild escapades with the boys from Standard Oil had ended in a head-on collision with one of these weather-beaten old battle-axes, who threatened her with expulsion if she persisted in her offense.


  • On both walls, I saw tall glass cases filled with knives, rifles, swords, spears, clubs, maces, crossbows, tomahawks, battle-axes—all mounted to the wall and illuminated with bright lights.

    The Faculty Club

  • But at any rate, happy Fourth of July, and watch out for dragons with battle-axes.

    Upcoming Movie Review: Hancock

  • Housewives and advertising executives, beauties and battle-axes.

    As Husbands Go

  • Only a handful of warbodies remained standing, battering each other with plastic swords and battle-axes.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • Once, a troop of unholy grotes-queries armed with huge battle-axes marched by ahead of mem and they were forced to wait in an alcove until the guards had passed to a lower level, but nothing actually impeded their progress.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • All these parts, intended for young or middle-aged actresses, are being snaffled up by our coterie of doughty dames, the bus-pass battle-axes, who are indulging in restrictive practices by claiming that they alone are capable of playing female titans on stage.

    Smoking Guns and the Morality of Parliamentary Privilege


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