The side-room doors were neatly paneled, though all the lumber had been nibbled into shape with a small narrow Indian adze.
Let us see: Suppose an adze were handed to a carpenter for him to square a beam with it.
He who guides it is never without his adze with which to cut the roots which he finds as the plow passes.
Chipping it with an adze, and boring it with an augur, to ascertain its quality.
The German carpenters, as we see, are reducing a great slab of wood into shape by the saw and the adze.
They are not very heavy, and not so much of a load as your sledge-hammer and adze.
You cannot so easily overcome them with sharp retort as with adze and yardstick.
I can manage all that, sir, if I may take an axe or two and an adze from the shop here.
I am a carpenter to trade, as was St Joseph of old; and I handle the hatchet and adze, for your benefit.
Tepa was applied to, who got the axe restored but the adze was not recovered.
also adz, Middle English adese, adse, from Old English adesa "adze, hatchet," of unknown origin, perhaps somehow related to Old French aisse, Latin ascia "axe" (see ax). Spelling with -z- is from 18c. Adze "has been monosyllabic only since the seventeenth century. The word has no cognates, though it resembles the names of the adz and the hammer in many languages" [Liberman, 2008].