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bundle of rods containing an axe with the blade protruding

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The owner, in effect, has control over the entire bundle of sticks.
In a similar way to Scilurus, Sphendoplocus' evocation of the bundle of sticks may fulfil a similar exemplary usage from outsiders, though of course inverted as a warning of failure to Byzantine readers regarding the priority of internal threats over external ones to the survival of an empire.
A man gives each of his sons a bundle of sticks and tells them to break them.
They may look like a rather unimpressive bundle of sticks, but in this, their dormant state, they respond well to planting now.
Let us be our brothers' keeper and a bundle of sticks that cannot be broken.
Makes you want to leave a bundle of sticks on the filmmakers' doorsteps.
Sitting cross-legged around a bundle of sticks and stones, the Clemson Players sought "to cram / Within this wooden O the very casques / That did affright the air at Agincourt" (Prologue 12-14) in the Bellamy Theatre.
With a bundle of sticks and some twine, she fixed up a clothes horse, then set about creating a range of tie- dyed fashion-wear.
Students were asked to bring in a bundle of sticks that fit snugly into the crook of their arm, tied with string, and labeled with their name.
The idea: It is impossible for one person to break a bundle of sticks, but it's easy if each person breaks one stick.
Another way of looking at it, she said, was seeing a case as a bundle of sticks and allowing the attorney to address only one or a few of the sticks.
Not so with fascism, a name derived from the Latin, "fasces," a bundle of sticks, carried by judicial officers in Roman processions as an emblem of authority.