Looking up, billhook in hand as a horseman struck sparks from the ride by the walk, he recognized Philip Taverney.
Keep them to yourself, or, by George, we'll take 'em off with a billhook!
He came slowly down the ladder and, surrendering his billhook to Joseph, advanced and proffered a tremulous white hand.
That and a billhook stuck in his belt were his only weapons.
He was, it seemed, a “hedger and ditcher,” and his leathern gauntlets and billhook lay beside him on the ale-house bench.
They attach to their waist-string or cloth a billhook and knife, and carry their bows and arrows slung on their shoulders.
Mr billhook had taken the telescope and was narrowly examining the stranger.
Here he took the billhook and the saw from his assistant, and strode on, swinging one of the tools in each hand.
“Well, then, let us go and look after some others,” exclaimed Mr billhook.
"Set up the ladder here, Joseph," he said, pointing with the billhook to indicate the place.