An artist in New Mexico has spent decades chiseling out fantastical caves from the mountains, one pickaxe swing at a time.
However that must be risked, although it would be most undesirable to meet him with the pickaxe in their possession.
There was a pickaxe—perhaps the very one she had seen there in the winter—and a shovel.
In the case of the Thugs this was a pickaxe, but with the Dacoits it was an axe with a highly-tempered edge.
Look at that broad youth with the pickaxe; at the slight one with the sword.
I long to give him a pickaxe, and set him on upon the roads.
So with pickaxe and shovel I went to the bottom of the pit and set myself to work.
As for a pickaxe, it was coming to feel no heavier than the baseball bat which he had always rather scorned.
Then he struck the giant such a blow on the head with a pickaxe that he killed him.
Meanwhile Jenks swarmed up the pole again, and drew up after him a crowbar, the sledge-hammer, and the pickaxe.