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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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The robbery, which took place on Friday in broad daylight, involved two men wearing hoods and armed with pickaxes who threatened two workers at the California Mining and Minerals Museum in Mariposa, the (http://www.
Video footage obtained by Agence France Presse shows turbaned men smashing a mausoleum with pickaxes in a cloud of dust, the mud-brick tomb showing gaping holes in the side with rubble piling up alongside it.
We can be dealing with a pounds 20m supermarket scheme in the morning and hiring out a digger and a handful of pickaxes in the afternoon Worst thing about job: Frustration at how long things take Business tip: Persevere
A TERRIFIED community living in fear of burglars are taking the law into their own hands by arming themselves with pickaxes and billhooks.
Half a dozen others were believed to be trapped under the rubble as frantic rescue workers removed debris with shovels, pickaxes and their bare hands.
In 1998 two Greek Cypriot women took cell phones and pickaxes to a military cemetery, in search of their husbands who disappeared in the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus.
Hundreds of thousands of Cambodians were branded enemies for flouting rules, or simply for being insufficiently joyful about their new life, and were executed with cudgels and pickaxes when a machine gun wasn't handy.
They had noses like pickaxes - you could have cut stones with them.
It took eight years to complete and cost pounds 8million, and the programme reveals how more than one million tons of rock, gravel and clay were excavated and in an age before high speed rock borers this was a tunnel that was `navvied' out by 1, 700 men with pickaxes and explosives.
Even in factories, developments in automation and information processing ensure that work is in general supervisory, rather than laborious in the old-fashioned sense: no longer do people have to haul slabs of red-hot metal around, or exert brute energy to hew ores with pickaxes.
Beale's Cut, a 93-foot-deep chasm, was carved with pickaxes and shovels by Gen.
You look at him selling everything from pizza to pickaxes on TV and you see a jolly fat man waving his arms, making faces, and rumbling nonsense.
In figuring out the history of the earth, geologists generallyuse pickaxes, hammers and mechanical equipment.
The video shows workers bashing in the skulls of calves with hammers and pickaxes, dragging them by their ears, standing on their necks, and neglecting them to die without proper veterinary care.
PICKAXES were used by three robbers to smash glass counters as they raided a jewellery store, police have revealed.