axe


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dismiss

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an axe to grind

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  • pet subject
  • grievance
  • ulterior motive
  • private purpose
  • personal consideration
  • private ends

the axe

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They know how to spare when they see occasion; and when they strike, the axe may be sharp indeed, but its edge is seldom poisoned with ill-will; nor is it their custom ignominiously to kick the head which they have just struck off.
Traddles reasonably supposed that this would settle the business; but I, only feeling that here indeed were a few tall trees to be hewn down, immediately resolved to work my way on to Dora through this thicket, axe in hand.
The Prince listened to her words meekly, and when she had finished took up the glass axe and set out for the forest.
But no sooner had he struck the first blow with his axe than it broke into a thousand pieces against the tree.
As he passed the table on which the axe was laid, he stopped, and turning with a smile, said:
The bird was fastened by a string to the stump of a large pine, the side of which, toward the point where the marksmen were placed, had been flattened with an axe, in order that it might serve the purpose of a target, by which the merit of each individual might be ascertained.
The Tin Woodman gave a sigh of satisfaction and lowered his axe, which he leaned against the tree.
There he stood, the great Dane, for he was nothing else, his hands, his axe, and his armour all red with blood, and none could live before his stroke.
Then, swinging his axe in a great circle to right and left before him, he advanced upon the gate, and the others followed him without hesitation.
He tried to make him desist, then swung the axe for him.
But the axe slipped so often and cut off parts of him--which he had replaced with tin--that finally there was no flesh left, nothing but tin; so he became a real tin woodman.
A WORKMAN, felling wood by the side of a river, let his axe drop - by accident into a deep pool.
A FORESTRY Commissioner had just felled a giant tree when, seeing an honest man approaching, he dropped his axe and fled.
Almost in the act of coming out at the door, Riah went into the fog, and was lost to the eyes of Saint Mary Axe.
It was impossible for him to carry the axe through the street in his hands.