Origin of billhook
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I say, Buck,” he said, “it will be a case of spade and shovel and billhook to-morrow.Dead Man's Land
George Manville Fenn
“I believe that the pirate has taken the merchantman,” replied Mr Billhook.
Mr Billhook had taken the telescope and was narrowly examining the stranger.
“Well, then, let us go and look after some others,” exclaimed Mr Billhook.
Keep them to yourself, or, by George, we'll take 'em off with a billhook!Chronicles of Martin Hewitt
- a cutting tool with a wooden handle and a curved blade terminating in a hook at its tip, used for pruning, chopping, etcAlso called: bill
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