Definition of Common axe
1. Noun. An ax with a long handle and a head that has one cutting edge and one blunt side.
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Literary usage of Common axe
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1. Proceedings of the Essex Institute by Essex Institute (1856)
"In shape, many of them are very like the common axe ; others combine the form of the broad-axe with the rounded edge of the common axe. ..."
2. The Mathematical Questions, Proposed in the Ladies' Diary, and Their by Thomas Leybourn (1817)
"The same answered ly Mr. R. Burrow. Construe. In the common axe AD assume any point D, and taie AE to AD : : \fn : */m (that is, as ^2 : 1, ..."
3. The history and topography of the parish of Kirkburton and of the graveship by Henry James Morehouse (1861)
"In shape it nearly resembled the common axe of the present day,—the cutting edge wedge-shaped, and about three inches broad on the face; the other end being ..."
4. School of Forest Engineers in Spain, Indicative of a Type of a British by John Croumbie Brown (1886)
"Among the axes in this cabinet there deserve special notice the pruning hand-axe used in Arragon ; the French hand-axe ; the common axe with one cutting ..."
5. A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry by Henry Gough, James Parker (1894)
"... and the olade is often referred to. 1, . ^ ' Common hatchet. 1. The common axe or hatchet, is usually represented as shown in the margin. ..."
6. A Library of American Literature from the Earliest Settlement to the Present by Arthur Stedman, Edmund Clarence Stedman (1894)
"... With all thy hopes, and all thy youth upon thee, See thy head taken by the common axe, All,—if the gods can hold me to my purpose,— Without one groan, ..."