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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Come join Billhook games in welcoming Axe Age to the stage
The first presents the saint with a billhook or large knife buried in his bloodied head as seen, for example, in Bartolomeo Vivarini's Madonna and Child Enthroned with Four Saints where Peter is one of the four saints, (107) and Vecchietta s St Peter Martyr panel dating from the 1470s and today in the Galleria di Palazzo Cini in Venice.
I do occasionally use Leo's billhook (a Swiss brush hook) when I need to hack through a heap of rods to make brush piles for wildlife to inhabit.
Blindly me fingers touch axe, hoe, billhook, all sleeping beside machete against wattle shack wall.
BIZARRE and gruesome murder implements which have featured in the series include a candlestick, a doped horse, a pitchfork, a Celtic spear, liquid nicotine, a syringe, a billhook used by woodcutters, toxic fungus, a necktie, a slide projector, a switchblade razor, a drinks cabinet, a plough, a hammer, hemlock, vintage claret, bottles of relish .
But after a week's worth of practical activities and a crash course in educational theory and brain development, I could tell a billhook from a pair of loppers and could wax lyrical about the theory behind different learning styles and knew my gross motor skills from my fine ones.
The rent - which has remained unchanged for over 700 years - is a blunt billhook and sharp axe.
25); tail piece long, apex billhook shaped; embolus long, coiled, covering 3/4 of the genital bulb length; embolic membrane long, narrow, covering 3/4 of the genital bulb length (Fig.
The gardener in the basilica, he stoops To cut and lift the grass roots; Little billhook in his grip he hacks what sprouted Round the odds and ends at random: Broken fluted column, writings, A coffered rose, a marble sun.