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haft

The handle of a tool.
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The slave had fallen on top of his master; one leg lay swathed and twisted; one black hand had but partially relaxed upon the haft of a knife (the knife) that stood up hilt-deep in a blacker heart.
Do you recall how his point stuck into you and how with his haft I beat you over the head?
It was a long-handled tomahawk, the head of it an ordinary shingler's hatchet, the haft of it, native-made, a black and polished piece of hard wood, inlaid in rude designs with mother-of-pearl and wrapped with coconut sennit to make a hand grip.
In place of the usual deer-skin belt, he wore around his body a tarnished silken sash of the most gaudy colours; the buck-horn haft of his knife was profusely decorated with plates of silver; the marten's fur of his cap was of a fineness and shadowing that a queen might covet; the buttons of his rude and soiled blanket-coat were of the glittering coinage of Mexico; the stock of his rifle was of beautiful mahogany, riveted and banded with the same precious metal, and the trinkets of no less than three worthless watches dangled from different parts of his person.
But the hand itself leaves few traces, and hafts made of organic material rarely survive.
In the procurement stage, tool hafting implies the availability of organic material suitable for producing hafts and other hafting materials that may be required to fix the tool in or onto a haft.
A haft increases the force that may be exerted during work and it enhances the efficiency or precision of the work.
The suit charges that Hafts deceived Dart's Board of Directors in order to enrich the Haft family at the expense of the Company's shareholders.
As the complaint further details, certain of the Hafts also concealed from Dart's Board of Directors certain Haft made changes to the warehouse leases during the period 1984-1991.