from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See flaking-hammer.


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  • He'd expected the finger to crush into powder, but instead it fissured into three jagged pieces, like a piece of chert fracturing under a hammer-stone.

    Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

  • The digging-stick, the hammer-stone, the chopper, the knife, and the bone awl are tools which every woman used.

    The Later Cave-Men

  • Scarface and Straightshaft always sang when they worked with the hammer-stone and punch.

    The Later Cave-Men

  • Straightshaft dropped his hammer-stone and picked up a queer little tool.

    The Later Cave-Men

  • _If you can find a piece of flint strike off a flake with a hammer-stone.

    The Later Cave-Men

  • He liked to watch Straightshaft strike off flakes with a hammer-stone and punch.

    The Later Cave-Men

  • _Excavation V. _ (Eight feet deep.) -- Four axes of flint, one of Sarsen, three edged hammer-stones of flint, one Sarsen and one Diabase hammer-stone, were found at depths varying between two feet and four feet.

    Stonehenge Today and Yesterday

  • A flint hammer-stone, and a splinter of deer's horn embedded in the chalk, at a depth of two and a half feet (below datum line).

    Stonehenge Today and Yesterday

  • One Sarsen hammer-stone was found under the base of the foreign upright, which stands in front of the upright monolith of the Great

    Stonehenge Today and Yesterday

  • The work was in low relief, and looked as if the ancient workman had taken a natural boulder, and beaten with his hammer-stone only sufficiently to bring out the details.

    In Indian Mexico (1908)


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