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1) ax 1. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: pl. axˇes (aksiz)1. A tool with a bladed, usually heavy head mounted crosswise on a handle, used for felling trees or chopping wood. 2. Any of various...

2) 1. The Ax-helve. Frost, Robert. Miscellaneous Poems to 1920
...I VE known ere now an interfering branch Of alder catch my lifted ax behind me. But that was in the woods, to hold my hand From striking at another alder s roots,...

3) ax 2. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: axˇed, axˇing, axˇes Nonstandard Variant of ask. Ax, a common nonstandard variant of ask, is often identified as an especially salient feature of...

4) ax. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...Slang : boot1, bounce, can, sack1. give someone his or her walking papers, give someone the ax, give someone the gate, give someone the pink slip, let go, show someone...

5) battle-ax or battle-axe. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...Informal. A person, traditionally a woman, who persistently nags or criticizes: fishwife, fury, harpy, scold, shrew, termagant, virago, vixen. See PRAISE....

6) Ax'inoman'cy. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Divination by an axe; much practised by the ancient Greeks with a view of discovering crime. An agate was placed on a redhot axe, and indicated the guilty person...

7) ax, axe. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...These are variant spellings of the wood-cutting tool s name; Americans generally use ax, the British axe, and both use a plural axes, pronounced AKS-iz. See SPELLING...

8) hand ax. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. A short-handled ax; a hatchet. 2. A cutting or chopping tool, especially of the early Paleolithic Period, typically consisting of a stone that has been flaked...

9) battle-ax. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. A heavy broad-headed ax formerly used as a weapon. 2. Slang A woman held to be antagonistic or overbearing....

10) curtal ax. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Old French coutelas. See cutlass....

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