He kept a series of lamps, some with medieval design, on the floor and axes and swords around the room.
She axes the terrible contestants while still soothing them, flashing that sweet J.Lo smile, for the sake of our entertainment.
The attacks from people with their own axes to grind also come with the territory.
He is praised in the TLS for having “no axes to grind” and, unlike Boswell, not writing in competition with his subject.
Using those two axes, you gain a broad view but also one that has depth.
At any rate they hewed the former out with axes and removed the latter before tumbling the carcass into the grave.
Occasionally they came to a cane-brake, through which they cut their way with axes.
The Kinganni river was reached by a bridge rapidly formed with American axes, the donkeys refusing to pass through the water.
With axes and sledges it was an easier task than I had imagined.
I ain't courted her fer long 'case de marster gives his permission 'fore I axes fer hit.
1540s, "imaginary straight line around which a body (such as the Earth) rotates," from Latin axis "axle, pivot, axis of the earth or sky," from PIE *aks- "axis" (cf. Old English eax, Old High German ahsa "axle;" Greek axon "axis, axle, wagon;" Sanskrit aksah "an axle, axis, beam of a balance;" Lithuanian aszis "axle"). Figurative sense in world history of "alliance between Germany and Italy" (later extended unetymologically to include Japan) is from 1936. Original reference was to a "Rome-Berlin axis" in central Europe. The word later was used in reference to a London-Washington axis (World War II) and a Moscow-Peking axis (early Cold War).
axis ax·is (āk'sĭs)
n. pl. ax·es (āk'sēz')
A real or imaginary straight line about which a body or geometric object rotates or may be conceived to rotate.
A center line to which parts of a structure or body may be referred.
The second cervical vertebra. Also called epistropheus, vertebra dentata.
An artery that divides into many branches at its origin.
Plural axes (āk'sēz')
[musical instrument sense fr the resemblance in shape between a saxophone and an ax, and possibly fr the rhyme with sax]