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alpenstock

an early form of ice axe, consisting of a stout stick with an iron tip and sometimes having a pick and adze at the head, formerly used by mountain climbers
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Meanwhile, in the cabana, over and over like Punch and Judy, the alpenstock comes down again on Trotsky.
In 1940 Ramon Mercader murdered Trotsky with an alpenstock in Mexico City; the possibility that Mercader acted on Stalin's behalf was not substantiated at the murder trial.
Shail has a yard at one end of Castlmorton Common-at the opposite end is the base of trainer/rider Tim Stephenson, who took the first of the young-horse maidens with Alpenstock, a non-thoroughbred six-year-old whose dam, Altaraza, was a top Anglo-Arab performer in France.
I was also fascinated by a picture of a pair of skis and alpenstock which once belonged to Scott himself.
Triumph Hurdle, King's Curate in the Stayers' Hurdle and Alpenstock in the National Hunt Chase.
Travelling head lad Ken Pickersgill feels that the ground is too firm and declares the horse a non-runner, but the jockey disagrees and Ramrig gets the better of Alpenstock (Katie Gaze/ Ron Hyett).
You think of Switzerland and you think of chocolates with wrappers picturing gentle, green alpinemeadowed moo-cows and buckets of foaming milch, edelweiss, gentian, old boys with alpenstocks and Tyrolean hats, wooden chalets with geranium-bedecked balconies, snow-capped peaks, the Red Cross, impossibly blue lakes with gleaming-white steamboats plying their watery way.
A typical treatment involved being wrapped in wet sheets at 6 am, bathed in cold water and sent up the hills to drink the springwater, the infirm helped on their climbs by Alpenstocks or Malvern walking sticks.