Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of pickaxe.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of pickax.

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Examples

  • And your pickaxes are your own care, wit, and learning; your smelting-furnace is your own thoughtful soul.

    Sesame and Lilies. Lecture I.-Sesame: Of Kings’ Treasuries

  • And your pickaxes are your own care, wit, and learning; your smelting furnace is your own thoughtful soul.

    How to Study and Teaching How to Study

  • A gag order is in effect, but Los Angeles radio station KFI-AM 640 reported that authorities who searched Gardner's Lake Elsinore home seized some clothing and digging tools, such as pickaxes and shovels more than a week after he was arrested in the slaying of Chelsea, according to search-warrant records.

    Fore, right!

  • A gag order is in effect, but Los Angeles radio station KFI-AM 640 reported that authorities who searched Gardner's Lake Elsinore home seized some clothing and digging tools, such as pickaxes and shovels.

    10News.com - Local News

  • I think that too many people have a romantic vision of roads being built by men swinging pickaxes.

    Matthew Yglesias » Where Infrastructure Happens

  • A battle broke out at the edge of the camp in which protesters used pickaxes to break the paved sidewalk and smash it into baseball-size chunks that they threw at the security forces.

    Yemeni clashes turn deadly

  • Other bodies were dug out of the debris by firefighters using pickaxes and chain saws.

    In Japan, a spirit of cooperation spreads

  • To contractors who refused to pay, the United Hispanic Construction Workers delivered a stark message, sending van-loads of its members wielding baseball bats and pickaxes to New York City construction sites, authorities said.

    Extortion Charges Hit Labor Coalition

  • Tullis Onstott, the Princeton University geobiologist, first descended into a South African gold mine on a hunch in 1996, using six thousand dollars of his own money and carrying, instead of the usual pickaxes and dynamite, a small hammer, a chisel, some vials for collecting water, and some sterilized bags for collecting rocks.

    First Contact

  • For good measure, the burros must compete while loaded down with 33 pounds of old-time mining gear, including shovels and pickaxes.

    Running With the Donkeys

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