At such times he made what was in the nature of a spring for the door, explaining later that he had been to sharpen his adz.
adze, adz, adz, n. a carpenter's tool consisting of a thin arched blade with its edge at right angles to the handle.
It was a dugout or canoe, made by hollowing with axe and adz a section of a cucumber tree.
When a whaling-captain hove in sight I just rested on my adz awhile and "gammed" with him.
Inside of ten minutes he was chuckling over the awkward efforts of one scout to handle an adz and showing him the proper method.
The thick cuttings from a wedge-shaped wood-working tool, as from an axe or adz.
Figure 16 represents the only adz or gouge form implement found.
From this fête he returned eagerly to his work, with saw, hammer and adz, at Zaandam.
I used to feed the chief well and one day I told him Ed had stolen my adz.
Let your meal be so hard trod in your cask that you shall need an adz or hatchet to work it out with.