pickaxe


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pickaxe

(US), pickax
a large pick or mattock
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With the pickaxe he at once began to destroy the empty sepulchre in the middle of the tomb.
The grave was being dug slowly; the fish fled on all sides while their retreat was being thus disturbed; I heard the strokes of the pickaxe, which sparkled when it hit upon some flint lost at the bottom of the waters.
Then Dantes rose more agile and light than the kid among the myrtles and shrubs of these wild rocks, took his gun in one hand, his pickaxe in the other, and hastened towards the rock on which the marks he had noted terminated.
That good man would think himself disgraced if he went into the poorhouse or begged for his bread; he would choose to die pickaxe in hand, out in the open, in the sunlight.
They therefore made haste to reach the spot, and did so by the time those who came had laid the bier upon the ground, and four of them with sharp pickaxes were digging a grave by the side of a hard rock.
As to the pickaxes and different tools which were Nicholl's especial choice; as to the sacks of different kinds of grain and shrubs which Michel Ardan hoped to transplant into Selenite ground, they were stowed away in the upper part of the projectile.
He faces charges of aggravated burglary and possession of an offensive weapon, a pickaxe handle.
A FEARLESS army veteran wielded a pickaxe as he confronted a burglar who was trying to flee from the OAP's home.
The court found that Yang killed his parents with a pickaxe last September after they scolded him for racking up gambling debts in the provincial capital.
WPMI, the NBC news affiliate in Mobile, Alabama, reported on February 28 about a terrifying incident where a deranged man used a pickaxe to break through three doors to gain entry to a business.
A LIFEBOAT volunteer hit his father on the head with a pickaxe handle.
It's claimed Gary Ralston went to the house in Cowie, Stirlingshire, last December armed with a knife, pickaxe and baseball bat while acting with another male.