from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A piked lever, usually from 6 to 8 feet long, used in handling floating logs.


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  • A heavy iron hand-pike was transformed by a blacksmith into a large hook, which was fixed to an iron chain belonging to the anchor of a small-boat, and as that extraordinary fishing-tackle was not of a sufficient length, they added to it a hawser, forty fathoms in length and of the size of a woman's wrist.

    Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet


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