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  • n. Plural form of broadaxe.


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  • They broke down the doors with broadaxes, destroyed the furniture, stole the money and jewels, scattered the books and papers, and, having drunk the wines in the cellar, proceeded to the dismantling of the roof and walls.

    The United Empire Loyalists : A Chronicle of the Great Migration

  • About seventy miles up the stream there stands an old cedar-tree bearing, as it is believed by antiquarians, the blaze marks of the old French broadaxes and marking the beginning of another of those historic portage paths over the valley's low rim.

    The French in the Heart of America

  • I saw a dozen sailors, broadaxes glittering, chasing him from tree to shrub.

    The Maids of Paradise

  • We shall not be obliged to hew out our material with broadaxes, nor blast it out with dynamite.

    Among the Forces

  • “You ain’t gonna believe this, El-Tee, but there’s a ferryboat alongside theMichigan and two guys running around the deck of the sub with broadaxes.”

    Pressure Point


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