The ends are adzed smooth to present an even surface, drift-bolted to the ties, and all joints broken.
The ends of the poles used for the track are adzed so that they match evenly.
He cut down twenty trees in all and adzed them smooth, squaring them by rule in good workmanlike fashion.
The sides and roof of wide-split cedar boards were adzed to lie close, and fastened into place by twisted cedar rope.
They were dug from huge poplar logs, squared outside with the broad axe, and adzed within to a smooth finish.
The ties, of course, were all adzed down before the day of change.
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].