from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of pick-axe.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • It was this lackadaisical approach to etiquette that led to many English and American farmers, fed up with the noise and havoc wreaked by the automobile, to await their quarry with pick-axes and pitchfork.

    To Drive a Motorcar | Edwardian Promenade

  • With real determination the work kept on by hand, with pick-axes — not with programs, not with bulldozers, not with dynamite.

    The Puppet Maker

  • You could see the thick flurries of snow that were falling there and the flat feathers of peoples 'breaths issuing from their mouths as they took turns swinging pick-axes, standing on top of the Wall.

    The Puppet Maker

  • Cyrus Nowrasteh director/co-writer: I needed, uh, some men with pick-axes to, uh, dig the hole where the stoning was going to take place for our story.

    Film Review: The Stoning of Soraya M. « Gender Across Borders

  • Seriously, you don't come host an American award show and tell us how and who to vote for and you definitely don't cut Robert Pattinson off ... well in less of course you want hordes of angry people chasing after you with pick-axes.

    Watch The ‘Twilight’ Stars Hit The VMA Stage And Send Us Your Reactions » MTV Movies Blog

  • People were attacking it with pick-axes and baseball bats.

    Making Light: Snowpocalypse Part Next

  • To famed Mycenae will I go; crow-bars and pick-axes must I take, for I will heave from their very base with iron levers those city-walls which the


  • But suddenly, the villagers were there and when they saw the light-giving crystal, they took out their pick-axes and hammers and began chipping away at the stone, until all the light disappeared and there were only shards of crystal left scattered on the ground.

    A Winter Solstice Story: Finding the Light in the Darkness

  • They ran with pick-axes and iron-tipped poles in their hands, passed over the Mercy bridge, descended the right bank of the river, along the beach, and in less than twenty minutes the settlers were close to the enormous animal, above which flocks of birds already hovered.

    The Mysterious Island

  • A stock of shovels, mattocks, and pick-axes was brought from the gourbi, and with Ben Zoof as overseer, both Spanish majos and

    Off on a Comet


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.