He's the fastest, coolest hand that ever balanced a pike pole or rode a log.
That blow with a pike pole was a blow directed at his own face.
It was made four feet deep and the pike pole was jammed through the soil at as low a point as possible.
In midstream the men were sacking logs with peavey, or directing with pike pole.
With courage born of this hope a man went forward to lower the masthead lights, prodding his way with the pike pole.
Somebody had started the creaking boat with the purchase of a pike pole at the rear.
He beached his canoe among alder bushes, then, pike pole in hand, crept forward.
I know how to walk boom-sticks, to handle timber with a pike pole.