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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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A TERRIFIED community living in fear of burglars are taking the law into their own hands by arming themselves with pickaxes and billhooks.
Brendan Monagle from the Inishowen Co-op told the Irish Daily Mirror: "We sold out of shafts for pickaxes and billhooks.
Here, in the plush pastures of the Vale, the Royalists, most of them farm labourers armed only with scythes and billhooks, were annihilated.
Type 4: Socketed billhooks or sickles (Figure 1 : 3 & Figure 2: 4).
But not so long ago it was left to skilled hedge-layers armed with little more than axes, billhooks and perseverance.
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.
The practical effects of these differences are (or were) manifest in all sorts of ways, from the greater variety and excellence of livestock breeds in Britain (until farmers were forced to abandon them) to the comparative clumsiness of traditional implements like mattocks and billhooks in France.