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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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RANGER CAMP A PRACTICAL conservation encampment will be held at Yorkswood, Kendrick Avenue B34 from 1pm-3pm tomorrow, featuring pole, lathe and billhooks.
Blacksmith Stephen Mather, 40, of nearby Holbourn Smithy, used more than two tonnes of metal to handcraft longbows, billhooks, arrows, the Flodden Cross, an English rose crest, flag, Lamb of God emblems, the contours of the hills where the battle took place and the crenellations of Barmoor Castle.
As a lightly armored, mobile force, they used swords, hatchets, mallets, and billhooks to stab and beat heavily armored French combatants who were mired in the mud (see Keegan, 2004, for a graphic and earthy account).
Foci were cleaned with long-handled billhooks, vegetation was cut back, 100,000 acres of swampland were drained, and tons of insecticide were spread over the island by aircraft and helicopters (Figure 4).
A TERRIFIED community living in fear of burglars are taking the law into their own hands by arming themselves with pickaxes and billhooks.
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.