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- n. A stone tool make by flaking to produce an edge, used without a handle.
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- n. a stone tool with a cutting edge; the stone is held in the hand and used for chopping
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Then Ada took her clasp knife and stripped bark from a hickory sapling and sought out a black locust and lopped two of its limbs with the hand axe and lashed them together with the hickory withes to form up a cross.