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  • In a similar vein, Manchester City's keeper Joe Hart, whose hairstyle gives him the look of one of those cyborgs who, due to some rogue microchip, is starting to experience human emotions that will eventually end with him weeping pitifully while trying to split Vin Diesel's head open with an ice-axe, declared, "I don't think a footballer should have to live like a monk".

    Will Andy Carroll prove the difference that destroys the planet?

  • Incidentally I note the murder weapon (ice-axe) had been stolen by our Scally killers from a mountain shop in Snowdonia, in line with the great Scouse tradition in which the A55 is full of Transits taking heroin in one direction and returning with antiques and garden statuary in the other.

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  • I went with my gear by sea to Tromso, and then inland to a starting-place, and took my ice-axe and rucksack, and said good-bye to the world.

    A Modern Utopia

  • Almost anything he needs appears, including miraculously cured, drunken legless mountain climbers and short, retired old weapons experts who seem only half able to trace a simple ice-axe sale through sporting goods stores.

    The Last Pentacle of the Sun - Writings in Support of the West Memphis Three

  • Instinctively, I rolled over onto my stomach and grabbed the ice-axe shaft with my right hand.

    Between a Rock and a Hard Place

  • I did up my sack, put on my gloves and my glasses, seized my ice-axe; one look around and I, too, hurried down the slope.

    The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told

  • I tied the strips of material -- stained by sweat and by the food in the sacks -- to the shaft of my ice-axe, the only flagstaff at hand.

    The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told

  • Then we were to take the Primus lamp filled with oil, the small cooker, the carpenter's adze (for use as an ice-axe), and the alpine rope, which made a total length of fifty feet when knotted.

    The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told

  • In a state of collapse, with no ice-axe, balaclava, or gloves, and only one crampon, he gazed vacantly around him.

    The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told

  • It could serve more purposes than a fifty-dollar Boy Scout knifeā€”as shield, sky-scope, ice-axe, lantern, entertainment event and, maybe above all, as a hook for love.



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