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ADZE (from the Old Eng. adesa, of whi...

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 244 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ADZE (from the Old Eng. adesa, of which the origin is unknown), a tool used for cutting and planing. It is somewhat like an axe reversed, the edge of the blade curving inward and placed at right angles to the handle. This shape is most suitable for planing uneven timber, as inequalities are " hooked off " by the curved blade. (See Toons.)
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