crowbar


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  • noun

Synonyms for crowbar

a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge

References in classic literature ?
I remember a long gallery of rusting stands of arms, and how I hesitated between my crowbar and a hatchet or a sword.
Forced it open, at length, with a bayonet - not with a crowbar.
The carpenter had stolen upon him from behind, and, summoning all his strength, was aiming with a crowbar a blow at the back of his skull.
Fancy a man who would guard his own life with the in flexibility of a pitiless and immovable fate, being brought to lament that once a crowbar had missed his skull
said the robber, poising a crowbar, which he had drawn from under the bedstead.
Sikes proceeded to drink brandy at a furious rate, and to flourish the crowbar in an alarming manner; yelling forth, at the same time, most unmusical snatches of song, mingled with wild execrations.
Stand off," Mikolka screamed frantically; he threw down the shaft, stooped down in the cart and picked up an iron crowbar.
Mikolka stood on one side and began dealing random blows with the crowbar.
That bravely and uninjured takes the jam which would have snapped all their oaken handspikes and iron crowbars.
They had to be moved by men with crowbars, and the boss here could use another man.
It was during a misunderstanding conducted with crowbars with a fellow we used to call Hercules.
Five or six of the provost's men armed themselves with picks and crowbars, and Tristan betook himself, in company with them, towards the window.
The crew had been able to muster but six firearms, so most of them were armed with boat hooks, axes, hatchets and crowbars.
These defensive weapons were accompanied by pickaxes, crowbars, saws, and other useful implements, not to mention clothing adapted to every temperature, from that of polar regions to that of the torrid zone.
No answer being returned to this repeated summons, and the detachment who had been sent away, coming back with an accession of pickaxes, spades, and hoes, they,--together with those who had such arms already, or carried (as many did) axes, poles, and crowbars,-- struggled into the foremost rank, ready to beset the doors and windows.