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pitchfork

a long-handled fork with two or three long curved tines for lifting, turning, or tossing hay
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In the same moment he looked up and saw his dear brother Jacob close upon him, holding the pitchfork so that the bright smooth prongs were a yard in advance of his own body, and about a foot off David's.
As for Jacob, he had thrust his pitchfork into the ground, and had thrown himself down beside it, in thorough abandonment to the unprecedented pleasure of having five lozenges in his mouth at once, blinking meanwhile, and making inarticulate sounds of gustative content.
If he had been of an impetuous disposition, he would have snatched the pitchfork from the ground and impaled this fraternal demon.
After the women came the men with pitchforks, and from the gray rows there were growing up broad, high, soft haycocks.
Long Jack, a basket at his feet and mittens on his hands, faced Uncle Salters at the table, and Harvey stared at the pitchfork and the tub.
It was a semicircle of rags, tatters, tinsel, pitchforks, axes, legs staggering with intoxication, huge, bare arms, faces sordid, dull, and stupid.
She leaned on her pitchfork, hitched her skirt in at the waist, and regarded him cheerfully.
And water's a very particular thing; you can't pick it up with a pitchfork. That's why it's been nuts to Old Harry and the lawyers.
When they opened the window, they saw the poor lad lying senseless, with his head split by a blow with a pitchfork.
It was so dark he could see nothing and it was raining pitchforks.
But that was most impossible of all: if I feel impelled to do anything, I seem to be pitchforked into it.
A man of great wealth, or one who has been pitchforked into high station, has commonly such a headful of brain that his neighbors cannot keep their hats on.