from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ax or a hammer with two somewhat obtuse edges, used in hewing stone.
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There was yet the method of the stone-ax warriors in this battle, and he who fell would be a fearful thing to see.
Clad in his ragged fur garment, bare legged and bare armed, with the grass-cloth sack slung over his sinewy shoulder and the heavy stone-ax in his hand, he looked the very image of prehistoric man -- as she, too, seemed the woman of that distant age.