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stone axe

noun
  1. a primitive axe made of chipped stone
  2. a blunt axe used for cutting stone
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Examples from the Web for stone axe

Historical Examples

  • They lived much more in the open when they had no tree-felling tool but a stone-axe and did not build cabins.

    Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled

    Hudson Stuck

  • Let us however look a little closer into the long, long period during which the "fire and stone-axe methods" of farming prevailed.

    The Romance of Plant Life

    G. F. Scott Elliot

  • The stone-axe tribe would hold first place;And ruled the rest where'er it went.

    The Sequel

    George A. Taylor

  • The loves and hates, the battles and deaths of these stone-axe folk occurred but yesterday in the time-sheet of the waste places.

    Dust of the Desert

    Robert Welles Ritchie

  • With his stone-axe he struck her a mighty blow which completely severed her head from her body.

    Canadian Fairy Tales

    Cyrus Macmillan