pitchfork


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Synonyms for pitchfork

a long-handled hand tool with sharp widely spaced prongs for lifting and pitching hay

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lift with a pitchfork

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In the same moment he looked up and saw his dear brother Jacob close upon him, holding the pitchfork so that the bright smooth prongs were a yard in advance of his own body, and about a foot off David's.
As for Jacob, he had thrust his pitchfork into the ground, and had thrown himself down beside it, in thorough abandonment to the unprecedented pleasure of having five lozenges in his mouth at once, blinking meanwhile, and making inarticulate sounds of gustative content.
If he had been of an impetuous disposition, he would have snatched the pitchfork from the ground and impaled this fraternal demon.
Long Jack, a basket at his feet and mittens on his hands, faced Uncle Salters at the table, and Harvey stared at the pitchfork and the tub.
Ivan Parmenov was standing on the cart, taking, laying in place, and stamping down the huge bundles of hay, which his pretty young wife deftly handed up to him, at first in armfuls, and then on the pitchfork.
After the women came the men with pitchforks, and from the gray rows there were growing up broad, high, soft haycocks.
Leaving the sexton at the horse's bridle, he drew out the chaise with his own hands, and would have harnessed the horses, but that the post-boy of the village--a soft-hearted, good-for-nothing, vagabond kind of fellow--was moved by his earnestness and passion, and, throwing down a pitchfork with which he was armed, swore that the rioters might cut him into mincemeat if they liked, but he would not stand by and see an honest gentleman who had done no wrong, reduced to such extremity, without doing what he could to help him.
There are three there, Bill, with a jolly large blue unicorn and gold pitchfork on 'em: which is the old lady's arms.
And water's a very particular thing; you can't pick it up with a pitchfork.
There are demons down there, quite black, standing in front of boilers, and they wield shovels and pitchforks and poke up fires and stir up flames and, if you come too near them, they frighten you by suddenly opening the red mouths of their furnaces.
I shall be afraid of the gridiron and the pitchforks.
It was a semicircle of rags, tatters, tinsel, pitchforks, axes, legs staggering with intoxication, huge, bare arms, faces sordid, dull, and stupid.
The Farmer's servants rushed up with sticks and pitchforks and soon taught the Ass that clumsy jesting is no joke.
It was so dark he could see nothing and it was raining pitchforks.
The men leaned on their pitchforks staring fearfully.