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AXE (0. Eng. aex; a word common, in d...

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 68 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AXE (0. Eng. aex; a word common, in different forms, in the Teutonic languages, and akin to the Greek 41v17; the New English Dictionary prefers the spelling " ax "), a tool or weapon, taking various shapes, but, when not compounded with some distinguishing word (e.g. in " pick-axe "), generally formed Avonian Viseen Dinantien by an edged head fixed upon a handle for striking. A " hatchet " is a small sort of axe.
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