billhook


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billhook

a cutting tool with a wooden handle and a curved blade terminating in a hook at its tip, used for pruning, chopping, etc
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Brendan Monagle from the Inishowen Co-op told the Irish Daily Mirror: "We sold out of shafts for pickaxes and billhooks.
At seven o'clock on the morning of May 8, his 3,000 battle-hardened Roundheads faced 8,000 ragtag Royalists armed only with billhooks and scythes, useless against the muskets and terrible 18-foot pikes of the Roundheads, who attacked with dragoons and armoured cavalry on the flanks - the famous "Ironsides.
She incorporates disguised literacy and numeracy in exciting challenges of lighting the fire circle, making smores and using saws and billhooks to cut and split wood to make stools.
The team also used billhooks, a tool used in traditional woodland management.
The English were much more comfortable with the 5ft billhooks they used for farming, and sliced off the business end of the Scots pikes before wading into the bogged-down Scottish ranks.
Pole lathes, shave horses and billhooks - a demonstration of traditional woodland crafts at Sheldon Country Park, Old Rectory Farm, Ragley Drive, Church Road, Sheldon, 2-4pm.
Before long, we had bought a tractor and topper, an indus- trial-strength brushcutter, a petrol generator, a chainsaw, a rotovator, a mini-digger, and a whole host of tools like slashers, billhooks, log-splitters, scythes, and all those other 'useful' bits and pieces that I couldn't, for the life of me, put a name to.