verb (used with object)
- adygei republic,
- adynamic ileus,
- adzhar autonomous republic,
- adzhar autonomous soviet socialist republic,
Origin of adz
noun, verb (used with object), adzed, adz·ing.
Examples from the Web for adzed
The ties, of course, were all adzed down before the day of change.
He cut down twenty trees in all and adzed them smooth, squaring them by rule in good workmanlike fashion.The Odyssey|Homer
The ends are adzed smooth to present an even surface, drift-bolted to the ties, and all joints broken.
The ends of the poles used for the track are adzed so that they match evenly.
The sides and roof of wide-split cedar boards were adzed to lie close, and fastened into place by twisted cedar rope.Indian Legends of Vancouver Island|Alfred Carmichael
Word Origin for adze
also adz, Middle English adese, adse, from Old English adesa "adze, hatchet," of unknown origin, perhaps somehow related to Old French aisse, Latin ascia "axe" (see ax). Spelling with -z- is from 18c. Adze "has been monosyllabic only since the seventeenth century. The word has no cognates, though it resembles the names of the adz and the hammer in many languages" [Liberman, 2008].