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  • n. Plural form of pikehead.

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Examples

  • Often he would be surrounded by an eager circle, all waiting to be served; holding boat-spades, pikeheads, harpoons, and lances, and jealously watching his every sooty movement, as he toiled.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • Their pikeheads sheened like liquid in the moonlight.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • At first Anthony could make out little but two moving rippling lines of light, coming parallel, pressing the people back; and it was not until they had come opposite the window that he could make out the steel caps and pikeheads of men in half-armour, who, marching two and two with a space between them, led the procession and kept the crowds back.

    By What Authority?

  • 'Aye, and time will come when the husbandman with bent ploughshare upturning the clods, shall find all corroded by rusty scurf the Roman pikeheads; shall strike with heavy rake on empty helms, and gaze in wonder on giant bones cast from their broken graves.'

    The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3) 1809-1859

  • I observed also great numbers of pikes and pikeheads amongst the debris.

    Three Months in the Southern States: April, June, 1863.

  • In a few weeks the whites had bartered away nearly all the axes, chisels, hoes, and picks, and what powder, shot, and pikeheads they could steal, in exchange for furs, baskets, young beasts and such like commodities.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

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