battle-axe, boarding-pike, pistol, and dagger were the weapons.
He had just felled one of the fiercest Amalekites with his battle-axe.
I will strike him to the earth with my battle-axe—I will convert him to Holy Church with such blows as he has rarely endured.
Farwell might be compared to a battle-axe; Dunne to a rapier.
But the Irish battle-axe might well have set even more secure protection at defiance.
Bloodily, bloodily fall the battle-axe, unexhausted, inexorable!
"Twere better to have died;" and cleft his skull with one stroke of his battle-axe.
A stroke from some battle-axe had split the head down to the chin.
Metaphorically and actually, the lance and the battle-axe were still rivalling each other in the warfare of daily life.
Where it is still, with the mark of a cut from sword or battle-axe plain to see.
An ill-tempered woman, esp a mean old woman; virago (1890s+)
a mallet or heavy war-club. Applied metaphorically (Jer. 51:20) to Cyrus, God's instrument in destroying Babylon.