Origin of pruning hook
Examples from the Web for pruning hook
Its blade appears to have been slightly curved, like that of a pruning-hook.
One luminous body was like a serpent coiling itself up; another "like a square table;" another like a pruning-hook.Retrospect of Western Travel, Volume II (of 2)|Harriet Martineau
If at the time he caused the death, he was working in his vineyard, the pruning-hook must be left to rust on the branch.The Cities of Refuge: or, The Name of Jesus|John Ross Macduff
The bulk of the people had forsaken the sword for the plough, and exchanged the spear for the pruning-hook.
I have often wished that the pruning-hook of time would use a little more discretion.Remarks|Bill Nye