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adze,

tool similar in purpose and use to an axe but with the cutting edge at right angles to the handle rather than aligned with it. The details of construction of a particular adze will depend on its intended application. Some types have a single cutting edge with the rear side of the head formed into a hammer or a picklike tool. Other types have a head with two identical cutting edges back to back. The principal use of the adze is in dressing and squaring large timbers. However, since these two processes are now usually performed by machine tools in factories, the adze is no longer commonly used.

adze

British term for adz.

adze

(US), adz
a heavy hand tool with a steel cutting blade attached at right angles to a wooden handle, used for dressing timber
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Whaling and sealing harpoon heads, bird and fish spear prongs, bird bunts, mattock blades, picks, adze sockets, and sled shoes were all commonly made from whale bone (e.g., Giddings, 1952; Ford, 1959; McGhee, 1974; Yorga, 1980).
The court heard that the adze blade was nine centimetres long and, given Anthony's injury, this meant it was buried in his skull as far as it would go, said Mr Davison.
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The "goddamn adze going One lick less" ironically comments on Addie, whose name so closely resembles "Adze" and thus reveals not just the more obvious fraternal rage he feels for Cash but, lying beneath that rage, his anger toward Addie for deserting him.
of wackestones of the Kahula Formation in the Parnu and Ristikula sections and of the Adze Formation in the Valga section contains about 50% clay fraction (< 2 [micro]m; mainly illite), 20--30% fine silt (2--16 [micro]m), and 20--30% medium and coarse silt (16--63 [micro]m; quartz and K-feldspar; Fig.
He needed axes and adzes of steel in order to construct a fleet of war dugouts to fight the Windward Island Caribs who had devastated the coastline of Trinidad.
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Component 1 yielded a total of six basalt tools: three complete adzes, one adze fragment and two scrapers.
Figure 3: English quasi-pseudoplurals: Noun A Noun B AD ADZE BOO BOOZE CLAW CLAUSE PAW PAUSE PRO PROSE RAY RAISE ROW ROSE RYE RISE TEA TEASE Noun A Noun B COP COPSE LAP LAPSE FLACK FLAX FLOCK PHLOX LACK LAX LINK LYNX LOCK LOX STICK STYX TACK TAX In these examples, the word in the Noun B column is pronounced just as the corresponding word in the Noun A column with the addition of either [z] (in the first group) or [s] (in the second group).
The last item is an Archaic "adze." It is an early specimen dating between 9000-6000 B.C.