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  • noun Plural form of poleax.

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Examples

  • Only the latter counts as a national crisis, fills front pages, poleaxes Heathrow and merits ministerial emergency statements.

    Snow disruption: Cold comfort | Editorial

  • That fer sure out poleaxes a recumbent...naught more geekier, nyet needs freak flag more.

    Coming Apart at the Hems: Excessive Panting

  • She resolved to make the experiment, and moved forward as if to descend the hill; but when she attempted to pass the line of Highlanders, they extended their poleaxes betwixt each other, so as effectually to occupy each opening through which she could have passed.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • Flaming arrows fly through the air, poleaxes crash down and the mighty Warwick trebuchet unleashes its deadly ammunition all around him.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Flaming arrows fly through the air, poleaxes crash down and the mighty Warwick trebuchet unleashes its deadly ammunition all around him.

    Upcoming events at Warwick Castle

  • On the balcony above, Vaako immediately grabbed one of the ancient, ceremonial poleaxes that formed a fence of blades behind him and started for-ward-only to be stopped by his companion.

    The Chronicles of Riddick

  • He didn't glance up at the imposing row of Allheart knights lining both sides of the walk, with their exquisite armor, so polished that it gleamed even on this gray day, and their huge poleaxes angled out before them.

    Mortalis

  • He didn't glance up at the imposing row of Allheart knights lining both sides of the walk, with their exquisite armor, so polished that it gleamed even on this gray day, and their huge poleaxes angled out before them.

    Mortalis

  • Pikes and poleaxes and spears stood guard around the walls.

    Into the Labyrinth

  • It would seem especially nasty if the victims of the poleaxes were nonviolent demonstrators.

    Another Roadside Attraction

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