pickaxe


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a heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends

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With the pickaxe he at once began to destroy the empty sepulchre in the middle of the tomb.
The grave was being dug slowly; the fish fled on all sides while their retreat was being thus disturbed; I heard the strokes of the pickaxe, which sparkled when it hit upon some flint lost at the bottom of the waters.
Then Dantes rose more agile and light than the kid among the myrtles and shrubs of these wild rocks, took his gun in one hand, his pickaxe in the other, and hastened towards the rock on which the marks he had noted terminated.
That good man would think himself disgraced if he went into the poorhouse or begged for his bread; he would choose to die pickaxe in hand, out in the open, in the sunlight.
The Yellow Room, the Bete Du Bon Dieu, Mother Angenoux, the Devil, Sainte-Genevieve, Daddy Jacques,--here is a well entangled crime which the stroke of a pickaxe in the wall may disentangle for us to-morrow.
A pickaxe, and a spade, a spade, For,--and a shrouding sheet: O, a pit of clay for to be made For such a guest is meet.
And this put me in mind that I wanted many things notwithstanding all that I had amassed together; and of these, ink was one; as also a spade, pickaxe, and shovel, to dig or remove the earth; needles, pins, and thread; as for linen, I soon learned to want that without much difficulty.
Then I brought them out all my store of tools, and gave every man a digging-spade, a shovel, and a rake, for we had no barrows or ploughs; and to every separate place a pickaxe, a crow, a broad axe, and a saw; always appointing, that as often as any were broken or worn out, they should be supplied without grudging out of the general stores that I left behind.
A PUB licensee who battered a customer with a pickaxe handle has escaped being sent to jail.
One of the males involved was reported to have been carrying a pickaxe.
A DRIVING row led to two men arming themselves with a pickaxe handle and a claw hammer.
They were trying to attack us with pickaxe handles.
Mr Clarkson told The Sun the mob shouted "burn their cars" and tried to attack them with pickaxe handles.
A PICKAXE handlewielding robber stole cash from a scooter store.
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