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Synonyms for clawhammer

a hammer with a cleft at one end for pulling nails

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Roberts who then lived near Haw River, NC, apparently learned to play the banjo from his uncle who raised him and he also plays in the clawhammer style.
Bendou - who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia following his arrest - initially claimed he had acted in self-defence when Mr Borgye had come at him with a knife, grabbing a clawhammer from the kitchen table and hitting his friend three times over the head with it.
Abigail Washburn, Clawhammer banjo player, TED Fellow
For the growing army of banjo players--many of whom, despite countless gags to the contrary, can and do read--this is essential and enlightening reading, and will perhaps encourage a few more two-finger pickers to counteract the unrepresentative dominance of clawhammer players in the old-time revival scene.
Unless you're a crack fiend or play clawhammer banjo, there's no need for your nails to be that long.
He then kept her prisoner in his home overnight, sexually abusing her, battering her with a clawhammer and throttling her.
Pc Karl Bluestone used a clawhammer to bludgeon to death his wife Jill Bluestone, and two of his three children, Chandler, 18 months and three-year-old Henry in August 2001.
Better than a clonk over the head with a clawhammer for getting those frisky small-fry to drop off to sleep.
The story of the show sees the gang investigating a ghostly burglary at Clawhammer Film Studios.
He is in Hollywood shooting a monster movie at the old Clawhammer studios.
In their music, clawhammer banjo lies down with Caribbean rhythms, and traditional ballads stand alongside contemporary social comment.
But he learned the clawhammer banjo and embraced the folk traditions.
The plot, such as it is, revolves around Mystery Inc's visit to the British home of the famous Clawhammer studios where Daphne's daffy uncle is directing a monster movie.
Leblanc (17) of Braunstone Frith, Leicester, was facing life behind bars after arming himself with a knife and clawhammer and luring the younger boy to a park.
Presented as a long-lost episode of the late-1960s cartoon series, the gang drives in its Mystery Machine to Chicago, where pretty Daphne's uncle is making a horror film for Clawhammer Pictures.