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axes
The straight lines, actual or imaginary, about which a body rotates. In the case of aircraft, the three axes are longitudinal, lateral, and vertical (or normal).
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The Prince listened to her words meekly, and when she had finished took up the glass axe and set out for the forest.
The mask and beard became you very well, and as to the axe, I do not think it would be out of keeping even at this moment.
Now would ensue a brisk traffic with the merchants, and all Montreal would be alive with naked Indians running from shop to shop, bargaining for arms, kettles, knives, axes, blankets, bright-colored cloths, and other articles of use or fancy; upon all which, says an old French writer, the merchants were sure to clear at least two hundred per cent.
Said a boatman, "Get axes and kill him, for he is the Mugger of the ford.
Reuben and his son, their muskets on their shoulders and their axes slung behind them, kept an unwearied pace, each watching with a hunter's eye for the game that supplied their food.
The crew had been able to muster but six firearms, so most of them were armed with boat hooks, axes, hatchets and crowbars.
We fell to work with our short axes and cut enough small trees to build a rude protection from the fiercer beasts.
Little boys watch their fathers swing axes and fell trees, and feel in themselves that some day they, too, will swing axes and fell trees.
Mercury, pleased with his honesty, gave him the golden and silver axes in addition to his own.
All such particles, and the separate grains, possessed the power of rapid movement; generally revolving around different axes, but sometimes progressive.
There was a merry chatter of peasant women over their linen at the pond, and the ring of axes in the yard, where the peasants were repairing ploughs and harrows.
No answer being returned to this repeated summons, and the detachment who had been sent away, coming back with an accession of pickaxes, spades, and hoes, they,--together with those who had such arms already, or carried (as many did) axes, poles, and crowbars,-- struggled into the foremost rank, ready to beset the doors and windows.