battle-axe


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a sharp-tongued domineering wife

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a broadax used as a weapon

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Meanwhile, the massacre continued on both sides, with battle-axes and war-clubs; as quickly as one of the combatants fell, a hostile warrior ran up to cut off his head, while the women, mingling in the fray, gathered up these bloody trophies, and piled them together at either extremity of the battle-field.
cried the Duchess, almost in hysterics, "there aren't any two-handed swords and battle-axes round here.
Each had his spear, his bow, his quiver, his little battle-axe, and his knife; and each had, also, a shield of hides, which might serve as a means of defence against a surprise from any of these weapons.
But when Robert Bruce, on the black pony, rose in his stirrups, and lifting his good battle-axe, cracked at once the helmet and the skull of the too hasty knight at Bannockburn, then Tom felt all the exaltation of sympathy, and if he had had a cocoanut at hand, he would have cracked it at once with the poker.
Oh, but he knows a great deal about fighting," said Tom, "and how they used to fight with bows and arrows, and battle-axes.
A poll found the old jokes portraying the mother-in-law as a battle-axe no longer apply as 80% of men said they have a great relationship with their partner's mum.
Battle-axe capitalist Helen (Rebecca Front) is unmoved by good causes while Judy Parfitt, as Myrtle, can always be relied upon for the perfect one-liner.
But Vicky Entwhistle, who played battle-axe Janice, is among the highest earners on PS150,000.
Tarmey and Liz Dawn, who played his battle-axe wife Vera until she left the show in 2008, were among the Street's most popular characters.
For those of us who dig the square-jawed good looks and the clear sight picture of the duck hunter's original battle-axe, the new A5 is a home run.
Then there was the scary Thora Hird as battle-axe Edie.
At school, Henry falls foul of Miss Battle-Axe (Anjelica Huston) but the tyke still manages to pull off pranks in front of two inspectors, which threatens the future of the school.
And if that didn't make him 'horrid' enough, he gets out of writing his own story for Miss Battle-Axe by adapting one of Peter's and meets Nudie Foodie, a celebrity chef (Hmm, who's that based on I wonder) who goes to his school to improve school dinners which means no more burgers or chips on the menu.
Or some decrepit battle-axe, Requesting a bikini wax.