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axeman

/ˈæksmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a man who wields an axe, esp to cut down trees
2.
a person who makes cuts in expenditure or services, esp on behalf of another: the chancellor's axeman
3.
(US, slang) a man who plays a musical instrument, esp a guitar
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  • He had been endued with the gift of comprehension, and rock-cutter and axeman opened their minds to him.

    The Greater Power Harold Bindloss
  • Put a plug there, John, addressing an axeman, and tell the boys to chain up.

    Pickett's Gap Homer Greene
  • Fulano de Tal, axeman, wants credit for provisions at the almacen or general store—Has he sufficient wood cut to warrant it?

  • Some day you will meet an axeman face to face, and will find out what you know.

    Wulfric the Weapon Thane Charles W. Whistler
  • The axeman strolled after her into the Bush, and then stopped to look hard at her as he uttered an inquiring, “Well?”

    The Greater Power Harold Bindloss
  • It is rather doubtful, as you have travelled hither in a great hurry, whether you have ever seen an axeman at work.

  • Gladstone's reputation as an axeman among the Hawarden oaks has reached our shores.

  • The axeman's body and right leg are in one piece, the left leg being in two pieces.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • This put the axeman on his hands and knees, with face as white as chalk.

    Fighting Byng A. Stone
  • So he took my hand and I went quickly thereafter, the men calling after me "Farewell, axeman!"

    Wulfric the Weapon Thane Charles W. Whistler

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