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  • n. Plural form of bradawl.

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Examples

  • He was a fine, majestic creature, a gentleman according to the nicest requirements of the Virginia rule, a devoted Presbyterian, an authority on the "code", and a man always courteously ready to stand up before you in the field if any act or word of his had seemed doubtful or suspicious to you, and explain it with any weapon you might prefer from bradawls to artillery.

    Pudd'nhead Wilson

  • The men worked all night on those twenty trees, those that had no axes bored with bradawls and blasted, and then relieved those that had.

    Tales of Wonder

  • Mr. Ferdinand said no more, but when he retired to rest that night he double-locked his door, and dreamt of bradawls till he woke, unrefreshed, the next morning to find the area full of telegrams.

    The Prophet of Berkeley Square

  • Image available creature, a gentleman according to the nicest requirements of the Virginia rule, a devoted Presbyterian, an authority on the "code", and a man always courteously ready to stand up before you in the field if any act or word of his had seemed doubtful or suspicious to you, and explain it with any weapon you might prefer from bradawls to artillery.

    The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson

  • Then I turned and ran, or rather waddled, for in that gear I could not run, out of the chamber until the rock wall beyond stayed me, and there, with my back towards her, thrust my helmeted head against it, for I felt as though red-hot bradawls had been plunged into my eyes.

    Ayesha, the Return of She

  • I also made my own bradawls, punches, and a pair of compasses, out of wire and old files.

    The Story of My Boyhood and Youth

  • They clasped each other again in a fresh embrace, and once more were obliged to separate, for it seemed as if red-hot bradawls were entering their limbs.

    Theresa Raquin

  • At last breakfast was over, and then gimlets, and bradawls, and spare straps were in great requisition, to enable them to fit on their skates before they went to the pond.

    Ernest Bracebridge School Days

  • It was my opinion at the time -- and I have held it ever since -- that either he did not like the mouthful of big nails and bradawls he swallowed, or that he had some objection to crossing the line from not knowing the navigation on the other side.

    Marmaduke Merry A Tale of Naval Adventures in Bygone Days

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