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


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  • I also think that it's quite convenient to keep talking about population and nuclear weapons and other issues where he is quite well-respected and doesn't have the same kind of tomahawks out there waiting for him.

    Promise and Power: The Life and Times of Robert McNamara

  • Shawnees an 'the Miamis an' the Wyandots are comin 'on hard, shoutin' the war whoop, swingin 'thar glitterin' tomahawks 'bout thar fierce heads.

    The Eyes of the Woods A story of the Ancient Wilderness

  • Buckley reported about the "tomahawks" of the aborigines of Victoria, that the stone was split into pieces, without regard to their shape, but of convenient thickness.

    Folkways A Study of the Sociological Importance of Usages, Manners, Customs, Mores, and Morals

  • A hundred blacks, some few armed with ancient Sniders, but the greater portion armed with tomahawks, fire-hardened spears, and bone-tipped arrows, clustered on the roots that rose out of the bay.


  • Port Adams is a salt-water village on Malaita, and Malaita is the most savage island in the Solomons -- so savage that no traders or planters have yet gained a foothold on it; while, from the time of the earliest bêche-de-mer fishers and sandalwood traders down to the latest labor recruiters equipped with automatic rifles and gasolene engines, scores of white adventurers have been passed out by tomahawks and soft-nosed Snider bullets.


  • From the canoes on both sides uprose a glittering, glistening rain of mother-of-pearl-handled tomahawks that descended into the waiting hands of the Somo men on deck, while the Marys on deck crouched down and scrambled out of the fray.


  • Otoo took a flying leap ashore, dug both hands into the trade goods, and scattered tobacco, beads, tomahawks, knives, and calicoes in all directions.


  • He was right in the thick of them, so that they could not spear him, while their tomahawks seemed worse than useless.


  • Rookie Josh Collmenter has an extreme, straight-over-the-top delivery that he suspects he developed chucking tomahawks as a child.

    A Chop That Goes Against the Braves

  • The rest were armed with spears, clubs, bows and arrows, and long-handled tomahawks.

    Chapter 11


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